OTTAWA — Canada’s international image soared with the election of Justin Trudeau in 2015, the young prime minister’s glowing brand helping Ottawa punch above its mid-sized weight in global power circles.

After the election of President Donald Trump, Trudeau was cast in — and readily accepted alongside Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron — the role of Trump’s foil.

Trudeau “became the hope of liberals globally,” but “expectations of him were sky-high, essentially setting him up to disappoint,” said Marietje Schaake, a member of the European Parliament from 2009 to this past July who is now at…



Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *