Trudeau: Canada’s Losing Bid For UN Security Council Seat Wasn’t A Waste

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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried out his best spin on Thursday, responding to Canada’s failure to win a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council this week, saying the effort had not been a waste. “We decided to throw our hat in the ring, because we saw a unique opportunity to engage in our partners across the UN, build sustainable peace, and make real progress on issues that matter. And that’s what we’ve gotten to do during this campaign,” Trudeau told reporters during his near-daily press conference outside his home. “We forged new partnerships; we strengthened existing friendships; and we laid a solid foundation for an even greater collaboration in the future.”