Terry Glavin: Chrystia Freeland was mistaken to put the blame for the shattered world order strictly on Trump

As an exercise in eloquently sugarcoating the facts of the shattered world order and Canada’s precarious place within the ruins, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s speech in the House of Commons on Tuesday was a masterwork of tact and sobriety. Running in excess of 4,000 words, here’s the short version: We’ve had a good run. Everything we’ve taken for granted for the past 70 years is gone. Don’t panic.

Mr. Glavin hates Trump but he’s right that Obama started America’s withdrawal from the world stage.  A petulant Liberal government is reduced to histrionics because PM Useful Idiot may have to hold up our nation’s end of the deal and actually spend on Canada’s military. That must gall the hosiery fetishist who only wants to give our money away to 3rd world hell holes in order to puff-up his ludicrously inflated self-regard.

  • Alain

    It is imperative to understand that by world order they mean new world order (global government), and that needs to be totally destroyed, not just shattered.

    • Anonymous

      I used to think phrases such as “New World Order” were only symbols, but not anymore. The technical and accurate term is “Liberal International Order,” which Chrystia Freeland used at least 3 times last week, once in her speech to parliament, and at least twice in an interview with the CBC found here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/chrystia-freeland-hard-power-1.4154290

      The speech to parliament contained the phrase “International Order” a total of 7 times (the word “Liberal” being implied 6 times). Googling the phrase “Liberal International Order” yields interesting results, including a link to the UN, so it isn’t just conspiracy theories anymore.

  • Spatchcocked

    Trudy and Chrystia thought they were going to ride a hippy dippy love is all there is peace not war train all the way to Nobel Prizes.

  • Spatchcocked

    There are not enough socks in the whole world to mop up Trudy’s tears after the Donald finishes with him.

  • Linda1000

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e336f955e1736a7d3e80cefccb4b0bb8e535b8bd3bdc5f4eb813658e428fd13d.png Good post here.

    “The Paris Treaty was/is always about distribution of economic wealth; and the convenient use of “climate phrases” as branding instruments used to create political policy favorable to multinational corporate interests who control the shifting of economic wealth.

    Listen to the responses from participating EU corporate comptrollers discussing climate and the entire purpose of the Paris Treaty becomes self-evident. Example:

    “The preservation of our competitive position is the precondition for successful climate protection. This correlation is often underestimated.”

    ~ Matthias Wissmann, President of German Auto Industry Group VDA
    The preservation of Germany’s competitive auto manufacturing position is contingent upon the U.S. exporting it’s wealth and handcuffing itself to a faux-climate treaty. Do not take my word for it, read Wissmann’s own interview. The Paris Treaty is nothing about climate, and everything about economics and multinational corporate interests.

  • ontario john

    Meanwhile he announced that he is giving eight million dollars in aid to those moderate muslims in Burma. No money for those filthy Christians. And forget about terrorism, the economy, or anything else at the next G7 meeting. He wants the main topic to be global warming scams. And if you believe any of that bullshit about more money for the military if only you elect him at the next election, you will believe anything.

  • mauser 98

    re pic

    our international humiliation

  • Canadian Born

    She is a total embarrassment to Canada, but on the other hand so is Junior that put her into our government.

    • andycanuck

      And Terry had a big hand (the biggest?) in getting P.M. Zoolander in office.

  • andycanuck

    Shouldn’t Terry be out saving drowning Syrian boys?