GUNTER: Trudeau badly wants that Security Council seat – but why?

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Wednesday is the first round of voting for two vacancies on the United Nations’ 15-member Security Council. We should know then (or Thursday, if a second round of balloting is needed), whether the Trudeau government will achieve its top foreign affairs goal and beat out either Norway or Ireland for one of the two-year terms. Our chances don’t look good. Both Ireland and Norway have greater commitments to foreign aid and peacekeeping. (Despite shrill Liberal criticism of the Harper Tories on those two issues, the Trudeau government has done worse on both.)