Justin Trudeau Says That The World Needs A Re-Engaged America Amidst The Global Power Shift






U.S. allies and Canada are now looking t President-elect Joe Biden to re-engage with the world amid shifting global power struggles and are now pressing challenges facing the environment and free trade systems.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recently stated such in an interview with Reuters Next being aired on Thursday, in which he also expressed confidence that the U.S. electoral system and institutions have been upheld. This has happened following the violet siege of the U.S. Capitol on January 6 by what he has called a small, angry mob. Trudeau who took over his office five years ago has said that there is a need for a re-engaged United States in global circles.

He added that one of the things is that a lot of the traditional allies and friends of the United States are now looking forward to a re-engagement on some of the big themes, whether that is freer trade, protecting democracy, climate change, or coordinating against some of the rise of authoritarianism that they are seeing around the world.

Biden who has reportedly defeated U.S. President Donald Trump in the November election will be sworn in on 20 January. Trump who is the outgoing President often clashes with traditional allies on trade. He has moreover imposed tariffs on the Canadian aluminum and steel and has paralyzed the World Trade Organization’s role as global; arbiter on trade by blocking appointments to its appeals panel.

Additionally, on the climate affair, Trump has withdrawn from the Paris Agreement that has set up a global framework to reduce carbon emissions, and he seemed more at ease with leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin than with the NATO allies, who he had berated for not spending enough n their armed forces.

Trudeau further added that they are now seeing a world that is changing rapidly.

The things that currently need responding are the rise of a much more assertive and sometimes problematic China, the shifts in poles of power around the world, and the rise, and strengthening of Asia as an economic focal point.

It was last week when Trudeau said that Trump and other U.S. politicians had incited the violence on Washington’s Capitol Hill.

About an FBI warning of armed protests before Biden’s January 20 inauguration, Trudeau added that the democratic principles and the structures around the electoral process shall not be stopped or disrupted by an angry mob.

He said that he holds full confidence that the Americans who are concerned about defending their democracy will do what is necessary and what is right to keep them and also their institutions safe long into the future, through this unpredictable moment, he added.

Trudeau said that he plans to meet Biden soon after the inauguration with climate change being high on his agenda.

Lastly, Biden’s ambitious climate change plan that includes $2 trillion in investment for clean-energy infrastructure over four years could pressure Canada to act more aggressively on its climate policies.