US walks out on talks

From today's Globe and Mail.

“Significant international discussions on Arctic issues should include those who have legitimate interests in the region,” the U.S. Secretary of State said.

Ms. Clinton apparently believed strongly enough, that all parties with vested interests should be included in the discussion, that she did not come to the conference.

On the one hand I want to be the first person to shout hypocracy, because the US does not appear to hold the same beliefs with regard to intellectual property law, as they hammer out the details of a new copyright treaty with only a select few of like minded countries.

On the other hand I think that Canada, among other nations, should take this as a precedent and walk out of the ACTA negotiations until other countries that will be strongly affected by this, are also included in the discussions.