Ukraine: Canada's very weak position

Ukraine: Canada's very weak position

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Here we are possibly on the eve of a conflagration between Ukraine and Russia and the government of Justin Trudeau is unable to do anything but mumble piteous vacuity about the situation. The Trudeau government's rosy foreign policy is showing its limits, despite the professionalism of Canadian diplomats.

It is because international aid to the poorest is not enough to found a foreign policy. Canada's international policy resembles that of progressive Catholic missionaries. Worse, Canada's Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, is so emotionally engaged with Ukraine that she risks putting Ukraine's interests ahead of Canada's.

1. What is Canada's foreign policy?

Canada's foreign policy is replete with programs to help the less fortunate and programs to support women's rights. These objectives are laudable, but they cannot take the place of foreign policy. Moreover, as the reconquest of Afghanistan by the Taliban has shown, this policy is very expensive and gives very mediocre results. If Canada really wanted to play a leadership role internationally and fight for women's rights, it should start by tackling the problem of religious dictatorships and announcing that it will fight against them and their ideologies. But it is more pleasant for the Prime Minister to spend a holiday with the Aga Khan.

2. What are the relations between Canada and Russia?

Relations between Canada and Russia are disproportionately influenced by Freeland. The latter, of Ukrainian descent, is so anti-Russian that she has been banned from entering Russia. The official website of the Government of Canada announces that Canada “is also one of the strongest supporters of humanitarian, political and economic assistance to Ukraine in the face of persistent Russian aggression”. Do we really have to brag about it? What are Canada's real interests in its relations with Russia and Ukraine? What about the Arctic? Countries within Russia's sphere of influence? Russia's role in various international bodies?

3. Is Canada's position tenable?

No. Joe Biden, in a moment of senility of which he is the secret, confessed that if Russia were content to conquer a small part of Ukrainian territory, the United States and its allies would probably apply limited retaliation. The countries of the European Union themselves do not want to risk damaging their relations with Russia and are moving cautiously on the issue. But Canada is one of Ukraine's strongest supporters! What a brilliant diplomatic position!

4. Where does Canada's position come from?

Canada's position on Ukraine is a product of the over-promotion of multiculturalism. By dint of celebrating cultural diversity, should we be surprised at the shameless wanderings of Freeland? Similarly, Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development, is harming international trade between Canada and India. Why ? Because he is a practicing Sikh and Sikhs are very frowned upon by the Indian government of Narendra Modi, which mixes Hinduism and ultranationalism.

5. Why is Trudeau responsible for such a weak foreign policy?

In foreign policy, Trudeau only has the emotions of progressive missionaries. In normal times, this political vacuity is tolerable. But in times like ours, the missionary position is dangerous.

 Ukraine: Canada's very weak position

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