Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland appears as a witness at a Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade at the Senate of Canada Building in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Canada has added 43 additional people to its list of sanctions against those it says are cronies of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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.
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