This doesn’t bode well for her new position as Deputy PM.
The Canadian political and business establishment regularly praises Chrystia Freeland, and Justin Trudeau has promoted Freeland to Deputy PM, tasking her with helping Canada’s crumbling unity.
However, while Freeland is popular in elitist circles, there’s isn’t really any record of accomplishment when it comes to her time in government.
Freeland was often ignored by other countries, without even being able to get her phone calls and requests for meetings answered by China.
On the new NAFTA, it’s been widely reported that Canada gave in on more than the United States did, and Canada has already watched more jobs leave our auto sector and head to the United States.
Freeland is great at getting positive media headlines – particularly in foreign newspapers – but there simply isn’t evidence to back up that praise.
Now, a new report indicates that Freeland tried, and failed, to get the UN to investigate the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
According to Global News, “One official, speaking on background, confirmed to Global News that Canada asked the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as well as others, to launch an investigation into the killing, which shocked the international community but has been met with apparent indifference among countries on some of the UN’s most powerful bodies.
“Canada raised the possibility of a UN-led investigation in discussions with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and other UN officials,” the official said.
But that request appears to have been rebuffed, and it’s not clear why.”
The report indicates that Canada couldn’t get any real support from the UN Security Council (not even from our allies), and “wasn’t prepared to go it alone.”
As we’ve seen repeatedly, Canada has basically zero influence in the world, as we don’t give other countries any reason to respect or fear us.
Freeland is regularly ignored and ‘rebuffed,’ and apparently only has credibility in the political and media establishment, while commanding little respect among the countries Canada deals with.
The same can be said of Justin Trudeau.
Both Trudeau and Freeland regularly show their inability to get results on the world stage, yet are able to hide their weakness and incompetence behind the shield of the Canadian establishment media who perpetuate the myth of Canada’s ‘influence.’
This doesn’t bode well for Freeland’s tenure as Deputy PM.
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