As an exercise in eloquently sugar-coating 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 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.
Not panicking is of course always wise counsel. Mustering the passengers at the lifeboat stations in an orderly manner is sound leadership. But throughout Freeland’s sweeping overview, there was something glaringly wrong in her …read more
Source: Ottawa Citizen