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FORSETH – There must be more going on regarding world affairs -- but with what comes out of Prime Ministers Office, you wouldn’t know it

Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with __ insert name of world leader ___  of  __ insert name of country ___ 

Pretty much every few days a new media release goes out from the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) ... and they all start out the same ... and they all end the same.  Don’t believe me?  Well the following are two that went out today (May 25th)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke today with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to discuss the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, to discuss the latest developments in the COVID‑19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Trudeau and Chancellor Merkel spoke about actions being taken in Canada and Germany to protect the health, safety, and economic well-being of their citizens.

Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron discussed steps being taken in Canada and France in response to the virus to protect the health and safety of citizens.

The two leaders discussed the importance of global coordination in a shared fight against the virus, in a world that is more connected than ever before. They underlined the need to support vulnerable countries in responding to COVID-19, and to ensure a sustainable, long-term recovery.

The two leaders spoke about the value of international solidarity and cooperation to address the widespread health, social, and economic impacts of the pandemic. They emphasized the importance of support for more vulnerable countries, including in Africa, and agreed that coordinated global action will support a sustainable recovery and improve economic resilience in the long term. (a little bit of difference here but likely only because of France’s long-standing relationship going back to colonial days).

The Prime Minister and the Chancellor look forward to continuing to work together, including through the G7, to address global issues such as strengthening international peace and security, and advancing economic resilience and prosperity.

The Prime Minister and the President committed to continue working together in international organizations, such as the G7, in order to respond to COVID‑19 and advance shared priorities such as promoting economic prosperity and combatting climate change. (again, only a slight variation in wording)

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving global challenge. The Government of Canada is working closely with local, provincial, territorial, and international partners to minimize its health, economic, and social impacts in Canada and around the world.

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving global challenge. The Government of Canada is working closely with local, provincial, territorial, and international partners to minimize its health, economic, and social impacts in Canada and around the world

It’s been the same thing over and over -- during the past days and weeks --- Mia Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados ...  Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom ... the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Chastanet ... the Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama ... the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ... and Pakistan ... and New Zealand ... and ...

I wonder, do leaders of other countries do the same thing, or is this just a daily / weekly ritual for our Prime Minister because he’s bored sitting alone of Rideau Cottage?

Is there anything of real substance discussed, and if so, why isn’t that part of the message?

Are the leaders of other countries around the world waiting, patiently, for their call from Justin?

There must be more going on regarding world affairs -- but with what comes out of Prime Ministers Office, you wouldn’t know it.

But maybe ... that’s the way world leaders like it?


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