Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:59 PM

Canada Joins New German-France 'alliance' that Doesn't Include U.S.

Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press
Published Monday, April 15, 2019 12:06PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, April 15, 2019 4:39PM EDT

OTTAWA -- Canada has formally joined a German-French coalition aimed at saving the international world order from destruction by various world dictators and autocrats -- and U.S. President Donald Trump.

The initiative is part of ongoing government efforts to shore up international co-operation at a time of waning American leadership and Trump's outspoken disdain of institutions created after the Second World War, including the G7, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland offered Canada's support for the Alliance for Multilateralism during a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Dinard, France earlier this month.

Japan also joined the new alliance during the meeting, and Freeland marked the moment on Twitter posting a photo of herself with Jean-Yves Le Drian, Heiko Mass and Taro Kono, her French, German and Japanese counterparts.

"Many of today's greatest challenges are global and they can only be solved when we work together. That is why Canada stands united with its German, French, and Japanese friends," Freeland said in the photo's caption.



Well....the U.S. always has israel and Saudi Arabia, I suppose!

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Wed Apr 17, 2019, 01:26 AM

1. So Germany and France will be alone militarily since the Canucks pulled their troops out of FRG back

in 94

nothing new there

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Wed Apr 17, 2019, 03:07 PM

2. It sounds like one of those military alliances that works great as long as

The military isn’t required to do anything.

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