Common sentiment now echoing in government offices throughout Latin America and the Caribbean is that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is more simpatico in substance, tone and style than was his predecessor.
“Trudeau is what we thought Canada was,” a senior Latin American government official told me recently. However, officials are waiting to see how the Prime Minister will engage with them because neither the Liberal election platform nor his campaign speeches addressed their region.
Mr. Trudeau has inherited a rare opportunity to reposition Canada as a critical collaborator in the Western Hemisphere.
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