April 10, 2014

Trudeau's Backpacking Guide to International Relations

Justin Ling, National Post

The Associated Press

Justin Trudeau, all his life, has been an international traveller. Stephen Harper is a backwater Machiavelli that would pave Palestine for a few votes. Trudeau is our Churchill. Harper is our Chamberlain, with none of the charm. That’s the takeaway from an 11 minute sit-down between Trudeau and the editorial board of Salam Toronto, a Persian biweekly that scored a softball interview with the Liberal leader for the Iranian new year holiday of Nowruz. While the interview got a lot of attention over something he never actually said — a relatively innocuous appeal to a “balanced approach”on the Israel-Palestine question — it deserves some more scrutiny over what the would-be prime minister actually plans to do with our ample foreign service, huge development...

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