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Canada carrying a hypocritical torch in stand against Maduro

By Scott Taylor      

Whatever the reality, this is not something Canada should be entering into with the same old shop-worn cliché that we are doing this for the Venezuelan people.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland hosted a Lima Group meeting in Ottawa on Feb. 4. The government-supported interim president of Venezuela may be the right choice, but Canada shouldn’t be taking the lead, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—I must say that I find it quite disturbing that Canada has positioned itself at the forefront of what appears to be an imminent regime change in Venezuela. I say this not because I am a supporter of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, but rather because I consider myself a proud Canadian.

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