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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:38 AM

Trudeau Plays Trump Foil Again With Critique of Duterte

Source: Bloomberg

By Brendan Scott and Norman P Aquino

November 14, 2017, 2:45 AM EST Updated on November 14, 2017, 3:44 AM EST

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau underscored the diverging political paths of the U.S. and its northern neighbor after raising human rights issues in a meeting with the Philippine president.

Trudeau said after a closed-door meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte Tuesday in Manila that he raised concerns about extrajudicial killings and other alleged abuse associated with the Philippines’ drug war. The exchange came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump sidestepped the issue in his own talks with Duterte on the sidelines of a regional summit.

“I also mentioned human rights, the rule of law and specifically extrajudicial killings as being an issue that Canada is concerned with,” Trudeau told reporters in response to a question. “The president was receptive to my comments and it was throughout a very cordial and positive exchange.”

The remarks highlighted the opposing visions of the Liberal prime minister and his American counterpart, who have sparred over trade, immigration and climate policy. Trump has consistently praised Duterte and his campaign against drugs, despite international criticism over the thousands killed without charge or trial.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-14/canada-s-trudeau-plays-trump-foil-again-with-critique-of-duterte

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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:45 AM

1. Ha! Trudeau wants to arm wrestle Trump again

This time he'll be ready.

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