Canada has also shown itself willing to stand up to the likes of the United States, Russia, and China, while also relentlessly seeking to strengthen relations with all three superpowers.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured June 17, 2019, with former Chilean president and UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, in Ottawa. Some critics have questioned whether Mr. Trudeau’s push for a seat on the Security Council is futile when it's become a weak institution. They are not entirely wrong. The problem, however, is that a viable alternative has yet to be proposed. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Trudeau government’s quest for a seat at the UN Security Council has come at a bad time for international politics.
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With the most anticipated budget in recent Canadian history just around the corner, MPs from both sides of the aisle are calling for desperately needed infrastructure funding for long-term care homes across the country.
There were a number of resolutions that were immediately shot down by grassroots members, including one urging the government to create a program for student-loan recipients to reduce their debt through volunteer work.