And he did seem uncomfortable with having to contradict the official line. He was terribly awkward, repeating four times in a few minutes that Canada was "not being judgmental" about this US weapons program.
This is the CBC website story about that interview. Ive highlighted the first sentence and expanded the first phrase. The article leads off with that by now, all-too-familiar refrain:
Ottawa wont be taking part in the U.S. [BMD] system
So, even when the story was Canada says yes to missile defence, it was still framed in the context of the big lie.