Canada's back, baby!
Update (10:10 p.m.): CTV's report tonight on the depleted audience:
Harper's speech was designed to drive home the country's bid.
However, he spoke before a relatively small group of UN delegates, CTV's CTV Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife reported from New York. The session ran longer than expected after a number of leaders spoke for longer than their allotted time. When Harper took the podium, U.S. President Barack Obama and many other world leaders had left for lunch, Fife said.