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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks Josh Bolten from Business Roundtable about NAFTA. Photo: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | As Britain's looming Brexit catastrophe shows, so-called trade agreements are easier to get into than out of. So there was not much to be done but negotiate the least awful deal possible.
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David J. Climenhaga | How hard is it to believe that Trudeau's team is prepared to give away the store for the privilege of staying in a rebranded North American Free Trade Agreement?
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Human rights campaigners protest against arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Photo: Campaign Against Arms Trade/Flickr
rabble staff | How do we apply pressure to push for changes in the relationship with Saudi Arabia? Here are three progressive comprehensive campaigns that could make a real impact.
News
Mexican government photo of Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador on July 25.
José Luis Granados Ceja | A review of Canada's adventures in imperialism and colonialism following the meeting between Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
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David J. Climenhaga | Thanks to Saudi Arabia, our government has a chance to do the right thing. What could the Friends of Saudi Arabia, otherwise known as the Conservative Party of Canada, say, after all?
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David J. Climenhaga | Saudi Arabia is sending Canada's ambassador home. And if we don't shut up about their human rights abuses, they say they'll interfere in Canadian politics.
Columnists
Minister Chrystia Freeland outlines Canada's foreign policy objectives during a speech in the House of Commons. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Matthew Behrens | It is unlikely that Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will be up for the challenge of obeying the prohibition on torture and the international rules-based order that she hails when accepting awards.
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Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Freeland speak with media regarding the American steel and aluminum tariffs in Ottawa. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Duncan Cameron | What Chrystia Freeland left unstated about the standard for conduct of international relations is that the dominant feature of world politics has been the exercise of American hegemonic power.
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U.S. President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in November 2017
Yves Engler | Only a narrow spectrum of opinion about Canadian foreign policy is permitted in the mainstream media, one that assumes this country's international aims are noble.
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Kirill Kalinin, former First Secretary and Press Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Canada.
David J. Climenhaga | It’s not a "scurrilous story" to say Chrystia Freeland's grandfather was a Nazi collaborator and a propagandist for the Holocaust. It’s an uncomfortable fact.
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland in February 2018
Yves Engler | In the lead up to Venezuela's election on May 20th, the Trudeau government has worked to isolate Caracas, imposed sanctions and supported the country’s opposition.
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson greets Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland before their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C., on February 8, 2017. Photo: U.S. State Department/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Rex Tillerson was Trumpian in his disdain for the foreign service and support of America First. But he was willing to listen to allies and diplomats. By contrast, his successor looks like a fanatic.