Sadly the Canadian government is completely and totally out of step with the western world and all NATO allies in rejecting any contact with Iran.
Former prime minister Joe Clark recently stated that the Harper regime "is unusually assertive in its dramatic gestures and declarations." "We lecture and leave." "Canada now talks more than we act, and our tone is almost adolescent … full of sound and fury,"
This makes Canada increasingly isolated in relation to one of the largest oil-producing countries in the world, and the the largest country in the Middle East. Canadians are also out in the cold since Harper expelled all Iranian diplomats from Canada and closed their embassy here and our embassy in Tehran.