Everything is flux and adaptation. Nothing is forever. As Harry Truman is thought to have said, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” (He probably never said it, because he wasn’t fond of dogs.)
So there’s every reason to believe Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s resourceful foreign minister, will find other ways to advance Canada’s interests now that Rex Tillerson has been discarded as Donald Trump’s Secretary of State. But it’s a heavy blow, because Freeland leaned heavily on her working relationship with Tillerson to get things done.
Consider two cases, one as high-profile as they get, the other less often …read more