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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his recent virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
David J. Climenhaga | If we send Meng Wanzhou to the United States to disappear into its penal gulag, Canada will be written off as irrelevant by the leaders of the world's second-largest economy.
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Joseph R. Biden -- when it comes to Alberta's demands, the new U.S. president can afford to laugh a little. Image credit: The White House
David J. Climenhaga | We're lucky, in truth, that Jason Kenney's gamble didn't cost us more. He was ready, after all, to blow another $6 billion of our money on this doomed project.
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Prime Minister Trudeau attends question period in September 2020. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | Here we are, a mere year and a quarter from the last federal election -- and in the midst of a frightful and deadly pandemic -- yet, believe it or not, Ottawa is full of election talk.
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David J. Climenhaga | Soon after Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested by the RCMP two years ago, Chinese state security officers arrested two Canadian men, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
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Justin Trudeau in 2019 with then-foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter
Yves Engler | The Liberal government's marketing of its foreign policy drains all meaning from the word "feminist," and sometimes convinces progressives to support policies driven by U.S. interests.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a press conference on October 1, 2020. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | American lawmakers refer to emergency COVID measures as economic stimulus. In Canada, as in Europe, they are more likely to consider such measures to be simply social programs.
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Justin Trudeau speaks in a televised address after the throne speech. Image: Video screenshot/PMO​
Karl Nerenberg | Based on the speech, it is hard to believe that there was any need to cut the previous parliamentary session short -- except to put a stop to committees that were looking into the WE affair.
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Justin Trudeau speaks after a cabinet retreat on September 16, 2020. Image: Video screenshot/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | Some Ottawa insiders have speculated that the government will pull back from any overly ambitious new programs, be they in energy, social welfare or even health, to focus on the pandemic.
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Trudeau with Marc and Craig Kielburger at a WE Day event in 2017. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Mehdi Rizvi | The alleged corruption charges against WE have destroyed both the reputation of WE and the transparency of government.
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Justin Trudeau in Parliament earlier this year. Image: Justin Trudeau/Facebook
Monia Mazigh | Trudeau should correct a wrong with a right: stop the extradition of Wanzhou and open the doors for the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Image: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook​
Linda McQuaig | If the NDP could push Justin Trudeau to embrace a Canadian Green New Deal, it could be an inspiring counterpoint to calls for austerity from Bay Street and Conservatives.
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Chrystia Freeland in 2017. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | Chrystia Freeland has supported billions being spent on the military. Could the $1.2 trillion debt change that?