Trudeau's cheery offer at the UN to bring peace to the world fell flat in light of his government's "principled" commitment to sell billions in weapons and blanket militarism.
Nuclear-capable NATO forces are in Ukraine and now crowd right up to Russia's western border in the Baltic region. Canada's participation in the folly is seamless from Harper to Trudeau.
Let us hope that the Trudeau government, unlike the Tony Blair Labour government in 2003, really does have a plan beyond its ongoing support for coalition bombing missions.
For 25 years, the Iraqi people have served as a convenient geopolitical punching bag. Justin Trudeau is proving no different, waging an air war against Iraq with 47 air strikes since last October.
As the Trudeau government promises to continue funding the illogical, anti-human enterprise of war, the social costs of such massive investments continue to reveal themselves.
Since the mid-2000s Canada's special forces have steadily expanded because these elite units have close ties to their U.S. counterparts and the government is not required to divulge information.
Jason Kenney was quick to demand an apology from a Liberal candidate, but were the candidate's comments totally off-base or did they contain some truth?
One area where the gap between rhetoric and reality has received less attention in Conservative government economic policy is its management of military equipment procurement.
In 1966 Ghana's Canadian-trained army overthrew President Kwame Nkrumah, a leading pan-Africanist who was dubbed "Man of the Millennium" in a 2000 poll by BBC listeners in Africa.
As the leaders of Canada's major political parties continue election campaigning, there appears to be little interest in addressing Canada's role in war crimes and dangerous military escalations. Why?