No one like this in Canada

What are the chances of Canada ever seeing a foreign affairs minister like Alexander Stubb of Finland?

Not only does he read books, he’s written nine of them. He owns three university degrees and publishes numerous articles in newspapers and magazines.

In most parts of Canada all this would likely disqualify him from holding public office.

The guy even markets himself with the help of his own logo. This, I admit, is rather annoying.

All the same, his thoughts on climate change and energy policy are revealing, given his moderate centre-right positions. When, for example, was the last time you heard a Conservative politician in Canada bemoan our addiction to fossil fuels?

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