Justin Trudeau can’t run on his record, so he’s running from it

September 24, 2019

Trudeau bailing on Munk debate shows he can’t be trusted to represent Canada on the international stage

The Munk Leaders Debate on Foreign Policy was cancelled after Justin Trudeau refused to show up and debate Andrew Scheer and other leaders.

It’s not surprising that Trudeau is running from his record of disastrous foreign policy decisions, embarrassing behaviour, and refusal to stand up for Canada’s interests against hostile foreign powers.

When Justin Trudeau was first elected in 2015 he proclaimed that Canada was back. Instead, he has diminished Canada’s role on the world stage by:

  • Pulling our troops out of the fight against ISIS and initially refusing to acknowledge the genocide being committed by the Islamic State;
  • Damaging relations with Canada’s allies like Japan and Australia;
  • Embarrassing Canadians by bringing a known terrorist on an official visit to India;
  • Refusing to list the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist entity;
  • Sending millions of Canadian taxpayers dollars to the Beijing-controlled Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the same time that the government is holding two Canadians hostage on specious charges; and
  • Giving $110 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which supports terrorism and antisemitism.

But perhaps the biggest hit to Canada’s international reputation came last week when Justin Trudeau made headlines all over the world for wearing blackface on multiple occasions. Justin Trudeau cannot be trusted to represent Canada with dignity and poise on the international stage. He is not as advertised.