Carleton University’s Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (CFPJ), the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) and iAffairs Canada have released their evaluation of the Trudeau government’s foreign policy agenda. The report card gives the Trudeau government a B- overall.
This second edition of the CFPJ Report Card covers everything from defence and diplomacy to foreign aid, refugees and immigration. Its purpose is to evaluate the government’s performance in crucial areas of foreign policy and to identify any gaps between the rhetoric of electoral showmanship and the harsh realities of policy implementation.
“Since taking office more than one year ago, the Trudeau government has fallen off pace, reversed direction in some areas and stalled on others,” notes David Carment who led the report. “Only some of Trudeau’s election promises have been kept. Indeed, the most crucial promises now may be out of reach, or worse, less relevant than they were just a year ago.”
Carment notes that, “Canada’s leaders find themselves scrambling in response to Donald’s Trump’s ‘new style’ transaction-based American foreign policy agenda.”
To view the full foreign policy report card click here.
The report card is a follow up to an earlier report on Prime Minister Trudeau’s first 100 days in office.