The decision to sign the Saudi arms deal speaks volumes about Trudeau's foreign policy, revealing a government with a progressive public face contradicted by a ruthless disregard for human rights.
The Trudeau team is poised to fail two significant foreign policy tests. One deals with an individual war criminal, while the other is a massive terrorism and torture trade show.
"Responsible conviction" is the guiding principle Stéphane Dion has proposed for extending help to Canadians detained abroad. What's missing are concrete commitments in Canadian foreign policy.