After boasting that “Canada is back,” claiming that Stephen Harper embarrassed Canada on the world stage, and promising that achieving a seat on the UN Security Council would set all of that right, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suffered an embarrassing rout this week when his own longstanding (and expensive) bid failed. Canada came in third, after Norway and Ireland.
Paul Wells summed it up with brutal candor over at Maclean’s: “Believing a win at the UN would fall from the heavens on Trudeau because he wasn't Harper was an expression of the narcissism and shallowness that have characterized this government during much of its time in office.”
Paul Wells: Believing a win at the UN would fall from the heavens on Trudeau because he wasn't Harper was an expression of the narcissism and shallowness that have characterized this government during much of its time in office https://t.co/IP3joap5Mf— Maclean's Magazine (@macleans) June 17, 2020
I would like to congratulate the countries elected to the @UN Security Council today. As we move forward, Canada remains committed to working with our partners to promote gender equality, sustain peace, fight climate change, and improve economic security. https://t.co/4JDd5Z2aj0— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 17, 2020
COMMENTARY: "Prime Minister Trudeau has embarrassed the country and achieved the result he least wanted," Matthew Fisher writes.https://t.co/1JJvW7JnIs— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) June 18, 2020
Trudeau wasted our tax dollars and threw our values under the bus. He still lost. A pathetic disgrace. https://t.co/MpoOkdzQSs— Spencer Fernando 🇨🇦 (@SpencerFernando) June 17, 2020
On a scale of 1 - 10, how embarrassing is Trudeau for Canada? pic.twitter.com/mhALh16how— Canada Proud (@WeAreCanProud) June 18, 2020
Canada loses bid for UN Security Council seat. The election for the 2 available non-permanent seats was won by Ireland and Norway. Previous story: https://t.co/Rvyl6OGBLq— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) June 17, 2020
UN Seat vote score:— PaddyB (@troutwhispers) June 18, 2020
Trudeau - 108
Harper - 114
Trudeau spent millions of taxpayer dollars, abandoned Canadian values, and pandered to dictators for years.— Erin O'Toole (@ErinOTooleMP) June 17, 2020
Trudeau’s quest for a Security Council seat has been a waste.
It’s time to reform the UN, not beg for a temporary seat. pic.twitter.com/70jcP2MBbf
JUST A REMINDER.Someone painted the face of a statue of Pierre Elliot Trudeau black today in Ontario,We are not lost yet folks..😏 pic.twitter.com/d4PUT1rhLf— Marissa2.0 (@Marissa09073172) June 18, 2020
Police are looking for vandals who painted blackface on Pierre Trudeau's statue pic.twitter.com/zLO0O8u66K— Canadabuster (@Canadabuster) June 18, 2020