Despite my general disappointment with the Trudeau government, the prime minister does periodically say or do things that are praiseworthy. His remarks during his visit to Ireland's new Taoiseach, Leo Vadkar, are one example.
Trudeau said in a joint press conference with Vadkar that Canada and Ireland had major allies who were going in a “different direction” from them, underlining his souring relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump.
"There are tremendous opportunities for countries like Canada and Ireland, at a time where perhaps our significant allies and trading partners in the case of both the U.S. and the U.K. are turning inward or at least turning into a different direction,” Trudeau said in comments carried by AFP.
“We each share a relationship with a very big neighbor, a neighbor that has to a certain extent decided to go in a different direction at least for the time being,” Vadkar stated, adding: “I can't see a scenario where Britain could remain a member of the EU, even in transitional period, and then negotiate other trade deals on their own.”
Trudeau added that Trump has put America on the wrong side of the remainder of the G20.