Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Canada's Foreign Minister Promises A More Robust Canadian Global Role Independent From the U.S.

New York Times: Canada Will Pursue a More Robust Global Role, Minister Says

OTTAWA — Canada will increase its military spending and its activities in international organizations as the United States seems to be stepping back from its international role, the country’s foreign affairs minister said on Tuesday.

“The United States has truly been the indispensable nation,” the minister, Chrystia Freeland, told the House of Commons. “For their unique, seven-decades-long contribution to our shared peace and prosperity, and on behalf of all Canadians, I would like to profoundly thank our American friends.”

She then went on to suggest that era had come to a close.

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TWN said...

I suspect that we in Canada will up hold our tradition of the last 50 years of looking like we are doing something but in reality doing very little, but maximizing profits. We're a slimy nation to be sure.

RussInSoCal said...

Im sure Trudeau will happily burden Canada with every conceivable progressive-transnational UN mandate. Wonder where all this mil spending willl come in with all the multicultural initiatives (welfare benefits) soaking up 30-50% of their GDP.

/Maybe France will just go be them a fleet of Rafales.

Aizino Smith said...

The 1st Nation people are going to claim Jabbers house, business and his bank account.

They will tell the sod to go back to Europe and he will. They'll deport him to Scotland.