Finally - someone paying attention to Justin Trudeau
National Post and Ottawa Citizen columnist Terry Glavin is clearly paying attention - surely somebody in the opposition should have noticed this as well, no?
For the millions of Canadians who voted for Justin Trudeau in the hopes of a break from the past, the appointment of the grizzled mandarin Peter Harder to lead Trudeau’s transition to power doesn’t look like a harbinger of a fresh new start.We can now expect to see a very pro-China government and that will mean more takeovers in the oil patch by Chinese State-Owned Enterprises. Interestingly, not one word about China came up in the debates during the election.
Harder, a former deputy minister of foreign affairs and trade, comes straight out of the cohort of Liberal party grandees that Trudeau assured his party recruits and leadership-race supporters would no longer be running the show in Ottawa.
For starters, Harder is president of the Canada China Business Council (CCBC), a powerful group of corporate and bureaucratic strivers that is functionally indistinguishable from the old and discredited Liberal party establishment that Canadian voters unseated a decade ago.
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