How important foreign policy will be in the election outcome remains to be seen. But it seems unlikely that Trudeau’s interactional activities will be a big positive for him. He’s no longer Mr. Cool on the world stage.
Improving lives for women and children is non-controversial, but Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s dispute with Saudi Arabia over its treatment of women has had economic and political consequences. The Hill Times photograph bty Andrew Meade
TORONTO—Foreign policy does not seem destined to be a major issue in this year’s federal election. Canadians will likely be more concerned with the state of the economy, carbon taxes, climate change, and pipelines. But it will still be there.
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‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.
Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott say they have no endgame, but some observers say they risk their reputations by continuing to find points of disagreement with Justin Trudeau, the government, and the Liberal Party.