Experts say that while Prime Minister Stephen Harper has had to abandon some of the lessons he learned from "kindred spirit" Australian Prime Minister John Howard, there is foreign policy convergence in some key areas.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's trip to Australia next month will offer Canada's leader a chance to look back at what worked and what didn't with the person experts say is the real influence behind his approach to Canadian foreign policy, Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

Since the Conservatives took power last year, critics, especially those in the opposition benches, have accused Mr. Harper of mimicking or...

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