BONOKOSKI: Trudeau-Freeland chasing seat at UN’s big table

“Canada is back,” Justin Trudeau loves to proclaim, whatever the hell that means beyond some ego-driven self-congratulatory jingoism.

The prime minister has never supplied a definition for what “back” actually means, of course, other than to suggest the former Conservative government of Stephen Harper his party had defeated had lost the country and that he had somehow found it lying moribund in a ditch, and in the nick of time no less.

Hence, the flared nostrils and brown-nosing at the United Nations in New York City.