Canadians may pride themselves on being multicultural, cosmopolitan and worldly, but more often than not, this Great White North is one of the most navel-gazing countries in the world.

A week and a half into this 2008 election, Canadians have heard little from their political leaders about the issues taking shape beyond their own borders and, by most accounts, things are likely to stay that way. Instead, experts say when it comes to foreign issues, voters are going to go with the leader they feel will best stand up for the country on the world stage instead of...

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