Trudeau embraces a more pugilistic foreign and defence policy

The Saudi arms dealing notwithstanding, the change in Justin Trudeau’s worldview is a welcome one, and overdue. It seems that our prime minister has finally come to accept that Canadians are not only proud peacekeepers. We are, and always have been, proud peacemakers, too.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, pictured June 29, 2016, with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and U.S. President Barack Obama at the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa. Previously a proud peacenik, Mr. Trudeau has seemingly evolved into a hard-as-nails hawk. It is a transformation that has been as surprising as it has been dramatic. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By WARREN KINSELLA

PUBLISHED : Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM

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