Trudeau and Israel/Palestine: Paragon of progressives or much ado about nothing?

Despite talk of even-handedness, the Liberals are staying in step with Harper.

The Hill Times Photo: Jake Wright
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion leave a press conference in Ottawa in February.
Ardi Imseis
Published: Wednesday, 04/06/2016 6:37 pm EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 04/12/2016 10:06 pm EDT

Following his recent visit with US President Barack Obama in Washington, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was hailed as a paragon of progressive leaders now making their mark on the world stage. After the global shift to the right following 9/11, the youthful, feminist and environmentally conscious Trudeau rightfully came across as a breath of fresh air, both at home and abroad. This was particularly so, following the polarizing and fear-mongering tactics of Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, resulting in what the New York Times called “the slow-motion erosion” of Canada’s “reputation for open, responsible government.”

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