• Trudeau made a glaring tactical error that's getting Canada hammered by Saudi Arabia

    8 days ago - By Chron

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    Justin Trudeau's government may have made a tactical error in trying to address human rights in Saudi Arabia.
    By tweeting for everyone to see, rather than conducting traditional closed-door diplomacy, Canada has been hurt by Saudi Arabia's retaliation with nothing to show for it.
    A former Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia asked how this tweet helped anyone in Saudi Arabia or anyone in Canada, and found that it most likely did not.
    Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is no stranger to human rights advocacy and showy displays of allyship with marginalized...
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  • Canada's Trudeau refused to back down as Saudi Arabia ups the ante in ongoing human rights fight

    8 days ago - By Chron

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    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is refusing to back down against Saudi Arabia in an ongoing feud over human rights that continues to escalate.
    Trudeau on Wednesday made his first public statement about mounting diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia, promising to continue to defend human rights and stand firm against Saudi aggression.
    His comments came just hours after Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir warned of increased measures aimed at punishing Canada.
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is refusing to back down against Saudi Arabia in an ongoing...
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  • ‘We Will Remain Firm:' Justin Trudeau Weighs In On the Canada-Saudi Arabia Rift Over Women's Rights

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won't be scared off that easily.
    Less than a week after a comment by Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland sparked a diplomatic dispute with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Trudeau publicly commented on the escalation.
    When reporters at a news conference in Montreal gave him an opportunity to step back his government's criticism of the kingdom, Trudeau declined. Instead, he explained that "Canada will always speak strongly and clearly in private and public on questions of human rights."
    "We will do so in a constructive and polite way," he continued, "but we...
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