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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Though many acknowledge Leslyn Lewis has demonstrated her political chops, her candidacy is still seen as a long shot in a race that some say will be driven by electability in the next general election.
'The core operating ideal within ... Ottawa is evidence-based policymaking and there are clearly other jurisdictions out there besides the U.S. that have done a better job in containing [the virus],' says Eric Miller.
Small Business Minister Mary Ng says the extent of her interactions with the organization was limited to that initial pitch, and did not extend to the since-cancelled contract for the student-grant program.