Justin Trudeau's political policy of cowardice was on full display at the United Nations as Canada's ambassador to the UN abstained from a General Assembly vote to nullify the American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital Israel.
The vote result was 128 to 9 in favour of rendering the American declaration null and void. Canada joined 35 other countries who couldn't do the right thing, the way the Americans have.
The UN thinks they have the authority to decide where a sovereign nation places its embassy and where another makes their capital.
Canada's Foreign Affairs Department issued a bland, noncommittal statement:
“We are disappointed that this resolution is one-sided and does not advance prospects for peace to which we aspire which is why we have abstained from today's vote.”
We are a country that has always punched above our weight, in ways and during times I think the liberal-left would love to write out of history.
But today we abandoned two of our closest allies— Israel and the United States— not in battle, but in a bureaucratic vote in the safety of an auditorium.
We've gone from Stephen Harper in 2014 promising Israel "through fire and water, Canada will stand with you" to Trudeau's "sorry bro, not today."