The Globe and Mail reports that “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will vie for a seat on the Security Council for a two-year term starting in 2021.” But, the report goes on to say, “The members of the General Assembly won’t vote on candidates for the vacancy until the fall of 2020, which means Trudeau will have to win another federal election in 2019 if he wants to personally see Canada return to the UN’s most powerful body.“
I commented, some weeks ago, that this quest would involve sending Canada (through its foreign policy and defence operations) down a moral rat hole.
Nothing has changed.
A seat on the United Nations Security Council is not worth any effort. The body, itself, never lived up to naive hopes of the authors of the UN system and it is now just a worthless shell for broken dreams.
But we may rest assured that Prime Minister Trudeau will, now, waste our military on useless, badly managed “missions” and spend scarce dollars on “causes’ that in some cases are actually opposed to our vital interests in order to secure support from the Arab League and its friends. He will, in short, pursue an unprincipled foreign policy.
It will be imperative that we elect a Conservative Government in 2019 so that Canada can reverse this useless gesture.