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Terry Glavin: It turned out that the rest of the world wasn’t as keen on neo-liberal multilateralism as Team Trudeau had imagined

Such a happy moment. It was Nov. 6, 2015. The just-elected Justin Trudeau and his cerebral just-appointed foreign affairs minister, Stéphane Dion, were mobbed by applauding officials at the imposing edifice affectionately known as Fort Pearson, the Global Affairs headquarters on Sussex Drive in Ottawa. It was quite the hullabaloo.

But it turned out that the rest of the world wasn’t as keen on neo-liberal multilateralism as Team Trudeau had imagined. The Dion interregnum lasted little more than a year. Even while his successor, the eminently capable Chrystia Freeland, was doing her best to clean up the mess, the holdover China enthusiast John McCallum was making so much mischief he had to be fired as Canada’s ambassador in Beijing.

On the bright side, there’s a good chance that Trump will be gone by November. But Joe Biden can’t quickly repair the deeply divided United States or magically undo the damage of Trump’s anti-diplomatic vandalism at the World Trade Organization, the G7 and NATO, the hollowed-out institutions Canada has always relied upon for some semblance of foreign-policy stability.And Xi Jinping isn’t going anywhere.


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eamorris_ To many formal Canadian politicians are CCP payroll working on behalf of the corrupt communist regime!

You are perfect for 1970s!

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