Time for a troubling fact check of Trudeau’s ‘Canada is back’ claim

Canada’s crisis with China is dragging on, the latest foreign affairs calamity that refutes the Liberal government’s overbearing braggadocio that ‘Canada is back’.

After the 2015 election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau trumpeted that without the Natural Governing Party in power our country had not been seen or counted among the nations. If Trudeau had confined his remarks to a domestic audience, it could be put down to relatively harmless, if outlandish, partisan conceit. However, Trudeau and his Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland took his progressive proselytizing abroad to sometimes bemused but frequently outraged foreign governments.