Chrystia Freeland on Canada's foreign policy

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Canada Helping To Support Journalism Rights Around the World

https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2019/07/11/canada-hel...

"...including former Canadian justice minister Irwin Cotler - to help support journalism rights around the world."

Canada inserts a Zio guardian/gatekeeper to ensure those 'rights' don't include critical reporting on Apartheid Israel...

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Our Minister of All Vassal Relationships had this to say about his statement. Strange that she thinks it is all right for her to be advising political soulmates in Venezuela and the Ukraine on how to secure particular outcomes that the NATO imperium wants.

“In that context, I think it is inappropriate for any Canadian to be advising any foreign government in ways it ought, or ought not to, behave to secure any particular election outcome in Canada.”

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Canada's Liberal Government Hosts Anti-Russia Conference on Ukraine

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/13/ukra-j13.html

"...Domestically, Trudeau is using the alleged threat posed by 'Russian aggression' and 'foreign interference' more generally to justify censorship of social media and other anti-democratic measures ahead of this fall's federal election. The Trudeau government's anti-Russia stance, which is endorsed by the overwhelming majority of Canada's ruling elite [and collaborating 'progressives'] is part of the resurgence of Canadian militarism..."

 

Briefing By Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, July 17, 2019

http://www.mid.ru/en/press_service/spokesman/briefings/-/asset_publisher...

"Global Conference For Media Freedom in London. 'UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland announced a new coalition for freedom of the press..."

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Engler: US Says Trudeau Adopts 'America First' Foreign Policy, Media Ignore It

https://yvesengler.com/2019/07/19/us-says-trudeau-adopts-america-first-f...

"Wouldn't you think the corporate media would be interested in the US embassy's reaction to the appointment of a new Canadian foreign minister? Especially if that reaction was to claim Ottawa had decided to adopt an 'America First' foreign policy?"

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The Ukraine Election Result

https://twitter.com/dimitrilascaris/status/1153667416758657024

"The outcome of the Ukraine election is a repudiation of every position Chrystia Freeland has promoted in the region..."

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"As regime-change agitators like Chrystia Freeland claim 'the international community' views Juan Guaido as Venezuela's president, 120 governments send officials to Caracas and treat Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela's legitimate leader."

https://twitter.com/dimitrilascaris/status/1155693487683198976

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Juan Guaido is a convenient puppet. I have no idea why Freeland and Trudeau were so determined to jump on Trump's bandwagon - part of the ongoing assault on Venezuela that dates back to Chavez and Bush Jr.

voice of the damned

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Engler: US Says Trudeau Adopts 'America First' Foreign Policy, Media Ignore It

https://yvesengler.com/2019/07/19/us-says-trudeau-adopts-america-first-f...

"Wouldn't you think the corporate media would be interested in the US embassy's reaction to the appointment of a new Canadian foreign minister? Especially if that reaction was to claim Ottawa had decided to adopt an 'America First' foreign policy?"

If you read the document itself, the Americans are saying nothing more than that the Liberals are placing top priority on maintaining good relations with the USA. Which, whatever you think of it as a policy, is hardly a radical departute from the position of previous governments. 

Also, in the Communist Party's reproduction of the memo, I can't find the title, which is supposed to be the part containing the phrase "America First". I'll assume it was there, though. 

https://tinyurl.com/yysyx2j6

 

 

Unionist

voice of the damned wrote:

Also, in the Communist Party's reproduction of the memo, I can't find the title, which is supposed to be the part containing the phrase "America First". I'll assume it was there, though. 

Here's the U.S. State Department's version of the memo. Check out the "subject line".

voice of the damned

Thanks. 

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"Congratulations to my dear friend Kelly Craft on becoming the new US Ambassador to the UN. Looking forward to continuing to work closely together." - Chrystia Freeland

https://twitter.com/cafreeland/status/1157112540121489409

 

"This is our proposal to UN member states soliciting their trust and support to elect Canada to the Security Council."

https://twitter.com/blanshardCanada/status/1151641562801147904

 Intense lobbying underway by Canada to become USrael's loyal little flunky at UNSC.

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Faux Humanitarian Irwin Cotler, The White Helmets and the Whitewashing of An Appalling Agenda

https://www.mintpressnews.com/irwin-cotler-white-helmets-israel-whitewas...

"Cotler's campaigns for foreign regime change or interventions almost always march in lock-step with neocon US foreign policy. His 'humanitarian' branding is but a thin veneer of hypocrisy to conceal his establishment policies - policies that almost always serve the interests of Israel..."

Like Dershowitz in USA, Cotler is a 'go-to guy' for Israel and a powerful member of the Zionist lobby with great influence over Freeland, Trudeau and the entire Canadian political class which not only 'whitewashes an appalling agenda' but actively particpates in its implementation.

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"Congratulations to my dear friend Kelly Craft on becoming the new US Ambassador to the UN. Looking forward to continuing to work closely together." - Chrystia Freeland

https://twitter.com/cafreeland/status/1157112540121489409

 Here's more on FM Chrystia Freeland's 'dear friend Kelly Craft, Trump's former US Ambassador to Canada, now his new UN Ambassador:

"...In September 2017, she was appointed US Ambassador to Canada. But she was absent from the post for more than 300 days - around half of her almost 20-month tenure. Enough to worry some US lawmakers at her confirmation hearing. 'It's an extraordinary number of absences. The reds describe each day that you were away from post,' US Senator Bob Menendez said at her confirmation hearing.

She received her Canadian ambassadorship days after donating money, with her husband, to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and inaugural committee - totaling over one million dollars. She is a top Republican donor and her billionaire husband Joseph Craft III is CEO and president of a major US coal company, Allied Resources Partners.

One analyst said her experience is limited for the [UN] post. 'It seems that Kelly Craft, given her more limited experience in foreign affairs, coupled with the fact that she comes from a donor background rather than an independent political background, or an expert on foreign policy, is going to limit her ability to be a highly effective UN ambassador,' Michael John Williams, Director of International Relations at NYU said. She'll replace Nikki Haley who stepped down at the end of last year, leaving the post vacant until now. Haley strongly promoted America's pro-Israel, anti-Iran stance at the UN, while pushing back against Russia and China*..." [*If Canada gets the rotating UNSC spot, watch for it to promote much the same.]

Republican Kelly Craft Appointed New [US] Ambassador to the UN

https://america.cgtn.com/2019/07/31/republican-kelly-craft-appointed-the...

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China/Canada: 'The two had a frank exchange of views...'                      

https://twitter.com/cafreeland/status/1157316549788807168

Clearly it went badly. Not even the phony photo-op smile nor her usual claims of conversations or intimacies that never occurred as in the case of Putin/Lavrov - a trick Trudeau has performed as well. Good thing the Canadian courtier press stick to the press releases and rarely bother checking out their stories.

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Putin, Trump, Johnson, Macron, Merkel, Trudeau - Gorilla Radio Asks Whose Rock of Stability is Rockier? (and audio)

https://johnhelmer.org/putin-trump-johnson-macron-merkel-trudeau-gorilla...

"In high state politics there's a difference between the morons and the psychopaths - between Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau on the one hand, John Bolton and Chrystia Freeland on the other. The difference is in the ability to count the fingers on one hand.

In the campaign for next month's Canadian election, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland is as much of a liability, and for the same reason as Bolton was for Trump. For Trudeau to survive in power, it is the voters of Quebec backing him, not the Ukrainian voters who support Freeland, who will be decisive. Freeland's last desperate measure, to encourage the Canadian press to report the threat of Russian interference in the Canadian election, is going to fail, not because it's false, but because Canadian voters, starting in her home province of Ontario, reject her as a threat to their future..."

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That's absurd. Freedland is awful, but fairly well-liked by typical Liberal voters. And almost no one in Ontario cares about Ukrainian-Russian stuff. 

voice of the damned

swallow wrote:

That's absurd. Freedland is awful, but fairly well-liked by typical Liberal voters. And almost no one in Ontario cares about Ukrainian-Russian stuff. 

I concur. And to the extent that voters ARE up in arms about alleged Russian influence, it tends to be people who hate guys like Trump(and believe the Russiagate stuff), and think that Trudeau, and by extension Freeland, represent a diametrically opposed worldview to MAGA.  

Let's face it, when you've got things like Jason Kenney announcing how much he loves Putin's approach to environmental activists, it's gonna be pretty hard to convince liberal or centre-left Canadians that the real progressive place to be is on Team Putin.

quizzical

no Ukrainian voters in the west are going to vote Liberal because of Freeland.  

their votes are solidly behind Scheer. in fact i would bet if Scheer wins a minority Freeland would walk across the floor and join Scheer as his foreign affairs minister. 

 

voice of the damned

quizzical wrote:

no Ukrainian voters in the west are going to vote Liberal because of Freeland.  

their votes are solidly behind Scheer. in fact i would bet if Scheer wins a minority Freeland would walk across the floor and join Scheer as his foreign affairs minister. 

 

I'm pretty sure Freeland would be toast were she to run as a Conservative in University—Rosedale, no? I think she'd need to find another riding, which might be kind of awkward, given that she would already have one. 

I agree that being pro-Ukrainian is not going to help Freeland, by and large, win ethnic Ukrainian votes in western Canada. There might be a few more liberal Ukrainian-identified voters in places like Edmonton, who generally agree with what the Liberal Party is supposed to represent, but would be turned off if they were viewed as actively supporting Russia. But even then, the party probably doesn't have to be aggressively pro-Ukraine, just as long as they're not viewed as pro-Russia.   

quizzical

VoD she wouldn't have get re-elected in Toronto. after 4 years she would move just move back to AB and get in handily in the Peace.

 

voice of the damned

quizzical wrote:

VoD she wouldn't have get re-elected in Toronto. after 4 years she would move just move back to AB and get in handily in the Peace.

Well, in my experience, candidates usually parachute into a new riding when a) they've just been chosen as party leader and need a seat in the House, or b) they've been defeated in their old riding, but are considered important enough for the party to keep around(eg. usually because they're already the leader). 

How common is it for a sitting candidate to say "Well, I'm pretty much guaranteed to lose the next election in this riding, so I'll just ask the party to find me another one"? Sincere question, I honestly don't know.

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Scheer Accuses Trudeau of Negotiating Weak NAFTA Replacement After Pressure

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-scheer-accuses-trudeau-...

"Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer accused Justin Trudeau of leaving Canada with a weakened North American free-trade agreement after a senior NAFTA adviser said the Liberal Leader was persuaded to make significant concessions on Donald Trump's terms - claims Mr Trudeau declined to respond to Sunday. Speaking to reporters in Surrey, BC on Sunday, Mr Scheer said it's unbelievable that Mr Trudeau would agree to take a deal that forced him to accept all the concessions the US President was demanding.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who was touring Quebec, accused Mr Trudeau of caving in...'Justin Trudeau has used supply-managed producers as a bargaining chip. 'Instead of standing up for farm families, he sold them out to Donald Trump based on the advice of an American billionaire,' Mr Singh said in a statement."

The NAFTA 2.0 sellout was clear and plain as it was being negotiated by Freeland, Trudeau et al, at the time.  Pity these opposition leaders didn't strenously object then, but cynically choose to politically exploit their own weak and negligent performances on the file now. Ditto most of the Canadian liberal left who apparently now feel it is no longer necessary to oppose such neoliberalist surrenders, imperialism etc but increasingly prefer to cheer them on. For those, a minister like Freeland and her fake 'feminist foreign policy', is the perfect fit.

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#FriendsPartnersAllies

https://twitter.com/SecPompeo/status/1174756195460157440

"Productive discussion with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on increasing pressure on the former Maduro regime to bring about a democratic restoration in Venezuela."

The black heart of the black face.

 

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

I really find Chrystia Freeland odious in her bullying tactics. Hands off Venezuela.

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voice of the damned wrote:

quizzical wrote:

no Ukrainian voters in the west are going to vote Liberal because of Freeland.  

their votes are solidly behind Scheer. in fact i would bet if Scheer wins a minority Freeland would walk across the floor and join Scheer as his foreign affairs minister. 

 

I'm pretty sure Freeland would be toast were she to run as a Conservative in University—Rosedale, no? I think she'd need to find another riding, which might be kind of awkward, given that she would already have one.

She does not have any obligation to sit as an MP for the party she was elected from. Emerson is of course the classic case and would be the same for her if she was offered a Conservative cabinet post after being elected as a Liberal. He also won as a Liberal in a fight against the NDP not the Conservatives and then switched sides. Not being a fool he didn't seek re-election instead just moved on to his next corporate porkdom.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Emerson

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Re: #125

Curiously, although Pompeo records the interaction, it is missing from Freeland's own twitter-feed. Can't imagine why...;)

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Town Hall With Chrystia Freeland Cut Short By Protesters

https://t.co/klUCrCHut4

"...Protesters held up signs raising issues such as Venezuelan independence while another at one point held up a sign that read: 'Save Yemeni Children.' 'If you're for democracy who do you condone the sale of weapons of mass destruction to Saudi Arabia?', said one unidentified man. 'Why are you waging economic war against the people of Venezuela who have done no harm to Canada?  Why are you a war monger?'

After several interruptions, organizers stopped the event titled 'What's at stake this federal election', held at the University of Toronto...Freeland said she accepts Trudeau's [blackface] apology, which she belives is 'sincere', but on Sunday told the townhall that it's not for her to choose whether or not to accept it or forgive the prime minister..."

BRAVO! to all concerned. Everyone should be confronting ALL politicians on Canada's arms trade, support for Israel, climate change, NAFTA sellout, Canadian militarism, etc.

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Freeland Revokes Appointment of Assad Sympathizer As Syrian Consul in Montreal

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/freeland-ramli-1.5296599

"Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says a known sympathizer of Syrian President Bashar al Assad will no longer serve as that country's honorary consul in Montreal. Freeland issued a statement on Wednesday saying she's revoked Waseem Ramli's status, meaning he will not be allowed to carry out any consular functions in Canada. As first reported by Macleans, Global Affairs approved the Montreal businessman for the posting last month after the Syrian government nominated him...He also referred to the White Helmets, a volunteer organization known as the Syrian Civil Defense as 'terrorists'."

Why doesn't Freeland appoint one of those several hundred members of this Al Qaeda affilate now 'settled' here as consul in his place? The WH organization was suggested by Canada's NDP for a Nobel Peace Prize. Fuck the Syrian government having any say in who represents them here - the Canucklehead Guardian-left knows better.

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"Freeland is a complete hypocrite and supporter of terrorism in Syria and Ukraine. A disgrace. Her revoking of Wassen's status as consul is her latest despicable act. Syrian Canadians have been deprived of consulates and embassies for years since Canada closed them."

https://twitter.com/EvaKBartlett/status/1177859622763454464

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