Scheer going to India to 'repair' relationship after 'disastrous' Trudeau trip

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Those protein tarrifs being dropped would be nice.

OTTAWA -- Six months after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's foreign policy prowess was pummelled by a disorganized state visit to India, his chief opponent is heading to New Delhi to try to "repair and strengthen" Canada-India relations.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will take his team to India for nine days in October. He has plans to meet with senior government officials, business leaders and civil society and faith leaders.

"Standing with a united India is Canada's gateway to unprecedented human and economic development, and an essential alliance for Canada to strengthen in the face of shared threats," Scheer said in a statement.

He also praised India for being the world's largest democracy and having one of the fastest-growing economies, saying the country "in recent years is transforming into a rising power in the vast Indo-Pacific region and beyond."

"A Conservative government will dramatically expand the strategic relationship between our countries and our peoples and advance our shared security, prosperity and values. Unfortunately, Justin Trudeau's disastrous trip to India damaged this key relationship and we must now work to repair it."

Indeed, Trudeau's nine-day sojourn to India last February is likely one the Liberals wish they could erase after numerous missteps damaged Trudeau's reputation both at home and abroad.

The choice to wear high-end Indian fashions while touring Indian landmarks with his family made for some uncomfortable optics, widely distributed via social media, that are sure to resurface as the 2019 election season rolls around, if not sooner.

But the real body blow came when a Canadian man convicted in 1986 of trying to murder an Indian politician on Vancouver Island found his way onto the guest list of two different receptions with the prime minister in Mumbai and India
 

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Nice gesture, but I think Scheer should stay out of it to tell you the truth, handing back 1/2 the ammunition on the disaster back to the Libs.
 

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Scheer's constituents are directly impacted by India's tarrifs on peas and lentils.

Well, quiet lobbying is good.

Send him to Washington next and put him to work on the aluminum and steel files. They hurt the constituents around here and there are a lot more of us.
 
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More likely it is how to get around the sanctions and do business with India while they are doing business with Iran.
 

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This October India is in for a treat of good quality entertainment by Canada's own busker troupe our very own federal Conservatives.
Their music will play over and over again "Who let the dogs out" and Andrew will be the chief joker and they will try to get India's leaders to accept them as the government in waiting. Too bad Andrew won't be recognized as a leader of a Canadian political party outside of Canada by the leaders of India. I just hope Andrew and his crew won't make Canada look bad on the international stage.
 

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This October India is in for a treat of good quality entertainment by Canada's own busker troupe our very own federal Conservatives.
Their music will play over and over again "Who let the dogs out" and Andrew will be the chief joker and they will try to get India's leaders to accept them as the government in waiting. Too bad Andrew won't be recognized as a leader of a Canadian political party outside of Canada by the leaders of India. I just hope Andrew and his crew won't make Canada look bad on the international stage.
…But that didn’t happen. Not like this:
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1694571273701.jpeg…But he (Trudeau) was back to India recently. G20, CBC Coverage. Go!!
Gotta say, at least on India, he’s consistent.
Oh well….maybe our next PM can reverse some of the Liberal/NPD foreign policy to Canada’s benefit for a change of pace…
 

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Wow….I made it just past the 3 minute mark below before I had to wretch a little:
Holy Twat-Waffle Batman!! Who is this Jabroni’s target audience as he’s describing his 10 minutes or less meeting with PM Modi…who also got to fire out his questions and talking points???

Trudeau has made Canada a cautionary tale for the rest of the G-20 among others.
 
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