Ottawa’s prioritization of Canada-Israel trade ties, exemplified by Minister Jim Carr’s trade mission to Israel last fall, has been valuable in paving the way for new partnerships.
We will see the scale of the governance challenges as this summit unfolds. All too often, final priorities have been shaped by nothing more than the latest Trump tweets.
The truth is, when it comes to Official Development Assistance spending, Canada hasn’t been back in decades.
Assuming NAFTA 2.0 is not at a dead end, Justin Trudeau will at least be able to tell voters this fall that he managed in the face of Donald Trump’s irrational protectionism to preserve free trade with the U.S.
It's time for Canada to double down for a UN Security Council seat, as the voice of the voiceless, both domestically and internationally, and align more assertively with the views of those being pressured from all sides.