Here's an idea. Rather than daintily tiptoeing around what Liberal Bush-basher Carolyn Parrish may or may not do
during the official visit, perhaps the Whip (or even PM the PM himself) should, y'know, ask her
. If she causes another embarrassing scene, whether telegraphed or not, expel her from the Caucus. Anything else shows a marked lack of seriousness on the part of the government in improving Canadian-American relations; if no one in the Natural Ruling Party (TM) can keep a handle on a single loudmouthed MP, how can we have confidence in their ability to accomplish anything
Granted, this assumes that the Liberals are actually capable of seeing that easing up on the old latent anti-Americanism is in everyone's best interests. I think that's probably a safe bet by now, however, no matter how enjoyable individual MPs might find it.