Conservative Leader Plans India Trip To ‘Repair’ Trudeau Fiasco

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief
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Official Opposition Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will soon be off on the road to India — he says to “repair” the damage wrought by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip there earlier this year.

As the Canadian Press reports, Scheer is planning a nine-day sojourn in the subcontinent and wants to liaise with government, business and religious leaders.

The opposition leader says there is much work to do in the wake of Trudeau’s visit.

“A Conservative government will dramatically expand the strategic relationship between our countries and our peoples and advance our shared security, prosperity and values. Unfortunately, Justin Trudeau’s disastrous trip to India damaged this key relationship and we must now work to repair it,” Scheer said in a statement.

“Standing with a united India is Canada’s gateway to unprecedented human and economic development and an essential alliance for Canada to strengthen in the face of shared threats.”

Scheer recognized India for being the largest democratic nation in the world and having an economy that is “transforming into a rising power in the vast Indo-Pacific region and beyond.”

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