Canada sticks out like a sore thumb at the Commonwealth conference in Kampala. 51 of the 53-member states want a climate change resolution that would force developed countries to adopt a binding commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The only two members not supporting the proposal are Canada and Australia. Even then we're pretty much alone as Australia is one day away from getting a new leader who's indicated he would back this sort of resolution.
So, Harpo, what's the deal? Even Britain's Gordon Brown backs the resolution. He's expected to pressure Harp over the weekend.
If Howard goes down to defeat tomorrow, that'll leave Stephen Harper, the face of Canada's New Government, standing alone in the Commonwealth.