President Duterte said he was angered and insulted yesterday after Prime Minister Trudeau spoke about his government’s war on drugs, which has been widely condemned for leaving thousands of suspects dead.
This is a few days old but it’s so enjoyable I thought it was worthy of an encore.
Dubbed as an #APECHottie during his first visit 2 years ago, the 45-year old dashing world leader is known for his excellent social media game and his winning PR antics; his PR stunts are so effective that, we forgot the garbage Canada dumped here in the Philippines and still gave him a rock star welcome. Read on to know the other times his PR stunts proved to be successful.
After some dramatic and inappropriate to and fro by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Asia over the weekend, it appears that Canada has condescended to proceed with continuing negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade treaty — provided that the provisions around intellectual property (IP) are dropped. There is absolutely no sound or even plausible policy for dropping them. Canada should proceed with the whole treaty. What could have led the prime minister to abandon that plan favour of a last-minute whim?
“I only answer to the Filipino. I will not answer to any other bullshit, especially foreigners. Lay off.”
Strong man, he is not:
After pleas from Filipino activists, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the issue of human rights violations with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit Tuesday, a conversation Trudeau described as “cordial.”
Human rights talks with Duterte aren’t “cordial”, Justin.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a sales pitch to core members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Tuesday in hope they will open the door to Canada joining their exclusive and influential circle.
But I thought that Canada was back.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was angered and insulted on Tuesday by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments about the Philippine government’s war on drugs, which has earned widespread condemnation for leaving thousands of suspects dead.
Trudeau said he raised concerns about human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings in Duterte’s anti-drug campaign when he met Tuesday with the president ahead of Canada’s summit in the Philippines with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Trudeau was the first leader of the 20 attending this week’s ASEAN summit and related meetings who has publicly said he brought up the touchy issue with the volatile Filipino leader.
“I also mentioned human rights, the rule of law and specifically extrajudicial killings as being an issue that Canada is concerned with,” Trudeau said at a news conference. “I impressed on him the need for respect for the rule of law, and as always offered Canada’s support and help as a friend to move forward on what is a real challenge.”
He said Duterte was receptive to his comments and their exchange was cordial and positive.
But Duterte later told reporters that he had refused to provide an explanation for the killings.
What? Duterte refused to be swayed by the Fils?
Well, I am shocked, ect.
Even a Liberal water-carrier has trouble defending Trudeau:
The irritation of the other delegations — “the Canadians screwed everybody” was one of the kinder remarks — was widely reported, and if it is now maintained that Canada was never going to sign last week and everyone should have known that, it remains unclear how they could have been led to believe otherwise.
Diplomats generally do their utmost to make meetings between leaders as dull as possible: any disagreements are worked out ahead of time, behind closed doors, with a view to ensuring there are no unpleasant surprises on the day. Yet that does not appear to have been the case here.
Crying Barbie (courtesy of an acerbic commenter) declares that “Canada is back“:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s invitation to the East Asia Summit, a key forum for regional and global security discussions, is a sign Canada’s aggressive overtures in the region have paid off, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Sunday.
Canada has been invited to the summit for the first time as an observer, officials said, and Trudeau will be privy to high-level talks, alongside the likes of Chinese President Xi Jinping, on the tenuous security situation in North Korea.
“This is the first time Canada will be present … that is a really big deal,” Freeland told reporters about the two-day summit in Manila that starts Monday. “The East Asia Summit is the top table in Asia on security issues. Canada has never been there before, so when the prime minister says ‘Canada is back,’ the fact that he has been invited … is a very, very important sign of that.
“Our government is acting on our pledge that ‘Canada is back,’ and the world is recognizing that,” she said.
A coalition of Filipino and Canadian activists is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to do what U.S. President Donald Trump seems loath to do: raise the “appalling” state of human rights in the southeast Asian country with its populist president, Rodrigo Duterte.
A sister of Robert Hall, one of two Canadian hostages beheaded in the Philippines earlier this year, is demanding an inquiry into how the Trudeau Liberals handled the high-profile kidnapping case—saying government officials “literally did the least they possibly could” to help rescue her 66-year-old brother.
Justin Trudeau tweeted this message to people “fleeing persecution, terror & war,” which appears to have been a reaction to Trump’s order.
This tweet illustrates the need to be careful about what one says on a social media website. With a few key strokes on his computer, the Canadian prime minister insulted the president of the United States by implying that his travel ban order, which included a suspension of refugee admissions, was based on religious discrimination.
Also, it gave false hope to desperate, displaced people.
After a summer of outrage over giving $10.5 million to former terrorist Omar Khadr and growing anger over a proposed income tax grab, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a 47 percent disapproval rating, the new poll indicates.
Sample dialogue: “You are so good-looking and beloved, Man.” “No, you are so good-looking and beloved.” “Let’s make friendship bracelets and start a joint Instagram!”
I’m thinkin’ cage fight.
It was quite the study in contrasts. Last Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump stood in front of a packed house at the United Nations to deliver a stinging indictment of North Korea, the harms of socialism and the threat of radical Islamist terrorism. Then, on Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to a half-filled room in the same hall to deliver a stinging indictment of… Canada.
In New York this week, Trudeau aimed to get on the good side of just about everyone who has turned the UN into a scandalously useless hulk.
Aside from an early offer of condolences to Mexico after a major earthquake this week, Trudeau didn’t mention a single other member of the United Nations.
Justin Trudeau did this, FYI, on Wednesday while attending the Bloomberg Global Business Forum.
Account of how 2012 match against fellow politician Patrick Brazeau came about doesn’t square with vows to repair Canada’s relationship with indigenous people
“It wasn’t random,” Trudeau told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview published this week. “I wanted someone who would be a good foil, and we stumbled upon the scrappy tough-guy senator from an indigenous community. He fit the bill, and it was a very nice counterpoint. I saw it as the right kind of narrative, the right story to tell.”
The comments – part of a 6,800-word August cover story on the prime minister – sparked immediate reaction. “So ‘privileged white guy beats up Indian’ was the ‘right kind of narrative?’ Seriously?” wrote one person on Twitter, while another noted: “White guy in power & entitlement looks 4 an #Indigenous human to beat up so he looks like a strong white dude. How precious & colonial supreme.”
He beat up a drug addled drunk.