Canada Roy Green: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s place is in Canada
Trudeau arrives in Kuwait to visit Canadian troops amid regional tensions
KUWAIT CITY — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in Kuwait to visit Canadian troops about a month after they were relocated there from Iraq. Canada has two ongoing operations in Iraq with about 500 soldiers but suspended both Jan. 7, days after top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was killed in a targeted drone strike by the United States. The relocation began just hours before Iranian missiles were fired at two Iraqi airbases housing American and some coalition soldiers, including Canadians, none of whom were hurt.Trudeau also plans to meet with Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah during his time in Kuwait.
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Canada is a nation of laws, a nation with courts and governance, and a nation which at times of unrest, law-breaking, crisis and uncertainty, looks particularly to its prime minister for leadership.
Today, Canada finds itself slipping into lawlessness with law-enforcement increasingly reduced to impotence by paralyzed political leadership.
Trudeau secures Senegal's vote for UN Security Council seat on Dakar trip
DAKAR, Senegal — Senegalese President Macky Sall pledged to support Canada's bid for a seat on the UN Security Council as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrapped up the second part of his visit to Africa. Speaking during a news conference at the presidential palace in Senegal's capital Wednesday, Sall said it was "very easy" to root for Canada and that he would speak with his African counterparts to encourage them to cast their ballots for Canada when UN members vote in June. Canada, Norway and Ireland are campaigning for two available seats at the powerful table at the UN.
Cases in point: British Columbia MLAs being denied entry to the provincial legislature; intersections in Toronto faced with clogging; and Canada's historic economic life-blood rail system stuttering to a halt, all due to expanding solidarity protests relating to theover a B.C. pipeline.
As the nation slid off the rails this week (literally), where was the prime minister? He was touring Africa in pursuit of a shiny UN trinket — and a temporary one at that.
His response to the Canadian distress? From Africa, Trudeau called for meaningful talks on the growing crisis, delegating actual speaking parts on home soil Transport Minister Marc Garneau, whose contribution consisted primarily of declaring that while blocking rail lines is unlawful, it's not Ottawa's responsibility to sort things out. That, claimed the minister, falls on provincial governments.
Trudeau calls for end to protests crippling Canada railways
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday urged a swift end to indigenous protests disrupting trains in Canada as police readied to clear tracks. Jagmeet Singh, an opposition leader, called on the prime minister to end his overseas trip and meet with the chiefs. "Across the country, the situation is escalating," he said.Police have warned protestors to leave a key rail corridor east of Toronto, or risk arrest. Ontario Provincial Police spokesman Bill Dickson told AFP they are "monitoring the situation" near Belleville, Ontario, while attempting to coax protestors off the tracks.
With respect to Garneau, he's not who Canadians expect to lead them to a speedy resolution to chaos — that responsibility rests on the shoulders of the prime minister.
It is Trudeau who should be addressing B.C. hereditary chiefs opposing the Coastal GasLink pipeline and directing attention to thethat empowers the RCMP to end the blocking of pipeline construction and gives them powers of arrest for those who refuse to disperse.
Trudeau might choose to highlight elected chiefs and councils of the Wet'suwet'en bands who are in agreement with Coastal GasLink and who have signed documentation in that regard, recognizing economic benefits which will follow.
The prime minister of Canada has considerable power and influence and should be engaging all available options to end what is a multi-pronged assault on public well-being, as well as on the economic stability of this nation — an assault which has grown well past legal tolerance for public protest.
'Important that we work together': Trudeau defends handshake with Iranian foreign minister months after plane crash
MUNICH — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his decision Friday to meet with Iran’s foreign minister after he was criticized for greeting Mohammad Javad Zarif with a handshake. A photo of the handshake was immediately posted online by Iranian state propaganda platforms. A photo of the handshake was immediately posted online by Iranian state propaganda platforms.
On Friday, Trudeau was pursuing face time at a security conference in Munich, after which he was to jet to Barbados for the Caricom Conference with heads of Caribbean governments.
His place is in Canada. If rule-by-mob isn't effectively countered it will again be on display whenever an opportunity presents.
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Trudeau to speak with premiers on blockades as Wet’suwet’en solidarity protests continue .
Neither Miller nor Indigenous-Crown Services Minister Carolyn Bennett have yet been invited though.A spokesperson for the prime minister told Global News that Trudeau will call the premiers at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday to discuss the situation.
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