Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly is right. During a recent CTV appearance, she offered a deep political insight, noting that Canada is “a middle-sized power and what we’re good at is convening and making sure diplomacy is happening.” To be consistent with her government’s track record, however, she ought to have replaced “what we are good at” with “what we should be good at.” Notwithstanding that little nuance—and despite the derision levelled against her—Joly is in fact, spot on.

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