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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: WHY CANADA’S JUSTIN TRUDEAU SHOULD STOP OFFERING APOLOGIES AND JUST RESIGN   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY AARON WHERRY IN CBC NEWS

 

Champion of diversity or high-profile hypocrite? Who is Justin Trudeau, anyway?

All human beings contain contradictions – but when politicians undermine their own images, they pay a price

 

Trudeau is worth no additional discussion. How many words should be written and read about such a disappointing man?

For me, it is his basic performance in office that most counts, and that has not only been awful, it has, in foreign affairs, shut the door on all of our best Liberal 20th century traditions. Just slammed it shut.

Failed important promises such as vote reform? Ignored major national problems such as our oil industry’s plight? Childish antics on trips abroad several times? Letting down conscientious ministers in a scandal?

Those are all important, but flying down to plead with Donald Trump to help him in difficulties with China, difficulties caused entirely by his own decisions and those of his Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, is more than I can stomach.

Not having the judgment even to understand that Donald Trump is, literally, the last man on earth with any influence over China, or even much regard for Canada, is almost beyond understanding.

Trudeau is hopelessly disappointing when it comes to statesmanship or leadership.

The discovery that, for a major part of his years, the man regarded black-face routines as funny and worth repeating is “icing on the cake,” as it were.

Here is complete lack of judgment repeatedly displayed, combined with the arrogance to still ask for your vote.

He should resign. Instead we get another “apology” to add to the stack he has already freely distributed on a dozen subjects.

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: AMERICA’S DREADFUL WAR ON HUAWEI – CANADA’S TRUDEAU NOW GOING TO APPEAL TO TRUMP OVER SOME OF THE FALLOUT – JUST ONE MORE PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OF TRUDEAU’S POOR JUDGMENT   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENTS POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY MATT KWONG IN CBC NEWS

 

“When Trudeau sought to free 2 Canadians, ‘Beijing had no time’ for him. Will Trump?

“’Great powers rumbling’ means an awkward time to call in a favour from U.S. ally”

 

Trump, now there’s a guy with a lot of clout in China right now.

Of course, Trump could rescind the extradition request, taking Trudeau off the hook about Meng.

But that really doesn’t fit in with his whole mad rush (some would call it strategy) towards China.

It’s rather pathetic seeing Trudeau going around begging for help. China turned him down even for a brief meeting.

He could have avoided the whole affair by just quietly warning Meng not to land.

Or he could show the least bit of spunk by declaring the extradition request as invalid since it involves matters that are not crimes in Canada. Or find some other excuse, like requiring more evidence. It’s always possible to find an excuse if you try. Extradition requests are not diktats.

Well, whatever the outcome, I’m afraid Canada has been shown in a mighty poor light by the actions of perhaps its most ineffectual leader in modern history.

But I should add, not all Canadians see it that way. A fair number take the view that Canada is being attacked by China. I’m afraid American views and attitudes are increasingly finding a home in Canada.

After all, Trudeau’s unpleasant Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, heads up that CIA front, the Lima Group, whose purpose is to assist in the overthrow of Venezuela and other Latin states Washington happens to hate. And she echoes, albeit in a quieter, gentler voice, most of the animal grunts from Washington about a range of matters, from Russia to Iran.

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Response to a comment saying, “Quite sad that two of our citizens are rotting in a prison in China. They are just pawns of political bs”:

How do you know they are rotting?

Rather strong word, especially from someone not in a position to know any details.

I rather suspect they are receiving the best treatment, given the situation.

And there’s still that other possibility, that their arrests are not about Meng and reflect results of normal police work. I’m not saying that’s so, but it is indeed possible.

Whatever, if Trudeau would just show some spunk and release Meng, every problem would just melt away. It’s the right thing to do, anyway.

She’s only being hounded by an extremely aggressive United States.

Good God, America works to ban her company all over the world, in the name of so-called security, simply because it cannot compete with some of the company’s technology.

Remember, we already have had big-mouth Trump say that the Huawei matter could be resolved in the trade agreement he is arrogantly demanding from China.

That’s some issue of national security then, isn’t it?