Canada Adopts America First Foreign Policy US State Dept Boasted in 2017

Norton, Ben
Date Written:  2019-07-05
Publisher:  The Grayzone
Year Published:  2019
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23848

A declassified cable from the US embassy in Ottawa titled "Canada Adopts 'America First' Foreign Policy" notes that the Canadian government would be "Prioritizing U.S. Relations, ASAP."



The cable was authored just weeks after the centrist government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Chrystia Freeland as foreign minister. The former editor of the major international news agency Reuters, Freeland has pushed for aggressive policies against states targeted by Washington for regime change, including Venezuela, Russia, Nicaragua, Syria, and Iran.

The State Department added that Trudeau had promoted Freeland "in large part because of her strong U.S. contacts," and that her "number one priority" was working closely with Washington....

The memo offers the most concrete evidence to date that the United States sees Ottawa as an imperial subject and considers Canadian foreign policy as subordinate to its own.

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