Friday, June 16, 2017

Canada prepares for an era in which it can’t count on the U.S.
"Not to put too fine a point on this, but we appear to be watching a new world order unfold. Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, Australia – these aren’t just countries the United States has occasionally partnered with over the years for the sake of temporary convenience. These are core allies whose friendships have served as a generations-long foundation – through Democratic and Republican administrations – for stability throughout the Western world. When then-President Barack Obama last visited Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the United States and Canada are “closer than friends” and “more like siblings.” Just one year later, however, Trudeau’s foreign minister is openly exploring a vision for the future in which our neighbor can no longer count on us to take on the leadership role we’ve traditionally embraced."