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Bob Rae has arrived on the scene

By Douglas Roche       

I don’t mean to present the new Canadian ambassador to the UN as a world saviour, but Bob Rae has quickly established himself as a champion of the UN humanitarian agenda, which centres around reducing the grotesque economic inequalities that the pandemic has worsened.

Bob Rae recently briefed the cabinet and presumably repeated to ministers what he said in his report: Canada’s response cannot be limited to amounts budgeted well before the pandemic, writes Douglas Roche. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

EDMONTON—When Canada lost its bid for a seat on the UN Security Council the second successive time last June, I thought a foreign policy review from top to bottom was the solution to get Canada back on track internationally. But I’ve changed my mind for two reasons: the world is in multiple crises revolving around  COVID-19 that need to be acted on now, and Bob Rae has arrived on the scene.

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