Saskatoon, SK – Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, issued the following statement regarding Justin Trudeau’s meeting with European Union Leaders:
“Today Justin Trudeau is meeting with out-going European Union leadership where he will boast about the Canadian European Union trade agreement, a legacy of the previous Conservative Government. It seems like the only successes that Justin Trudeau can point to on the trade file are thanks to the previous Conservative Government.
“Trudeau has bowed to pressure from the United States on NAFTA, allowed the Chinese government to bully our country and stop the exports of our canola, soy products and pork, and he has been condemned by international partners for his lack of leadership during the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.
“When it comes to foreign policy, the Trudeau government has fumbled every step of the way.
“Justin Trudeau could use this meeting as an opportunity to raise a number of foreign policy priorities by reaffirming Canada’s sovereignty in the Artic and the defense of our Ukrainian partner. But after so many failures, we will not hold out hope that Justin Trudeau will deliver results for Canadians. After all, when it comes to the international stage, Justin Trudeau is not as advertised.
“This fall, Canadians will have a choice between the weak leadership we’ve had on the world stage for the last four years, or a Conservative Government that will stand up for Canadians and give them the opportunity they need to get ahead – both at home, and abroad.”