“Harper Government Strengthens Agricultural Co-Operation With Kazakhstan”
Seriously, I got a press release with that headline today.
It was full of the usual bumph about “a strong and growing relationship between Canada and Kazakhstan” (attributed to Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz) and 20 years of “positive diplomatic ties”. And apparently we’re deepening our cooperation on “plant production and development” with this large, sparsely populated central Asian republic which, you didn’t know and won’t be thrilled to learn, moved its capital from Almaty to Astana in 1998 and almost has a border with Mongolia but not quite.
Does anyone even think anyone cares? And yet tax money was spent drafting and distributing this missive.