Harper mum on opportunity presented by Ukraine crisis:

Tim Harper
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn't publicly address the question of Canada's ability to fill a resource gap that could follow reduced European trade with Russia.

For Stephen Harper, the intersection between foreign policy and Canada’s economic interests is usually within easy reach.

But during a six-day sojourn through three countries in the midst of a crisis in Crimea which has echoes of the worst days of the Cold War, the prime minister has carefully kept daylight between his pro-Ukrainian, anti-Russian views and potential new markets for Canadian resources.