Canadian Shipper


September 24, 2018

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

Ottawa, ON — Back then, the world was a much easier place for a Canadian comeback. When the Liberal government came to power in 2015, Canada’s decaying relations with the United Nations and the United States left political space to rebuild. New trade prospects seemed bright in China and India. Canada’s most important foreign policy priority was humming happily along with the White House occupied by the friendly Barack Obama. It was the dramatic shift in power in Washington, with Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidency, that many believe knocked the Trudeau government’s “sunny ways” and “Canada is back” foreign policy squarely off its axis. The government will try to restore the equilibrium this week when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs