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By Thomas Walkom, the Star, Jan. 14, 2019

For mild-mannered Canada, the denunciation of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was unusually harsh.

“Today, Nicolas Maduro’s regime loses any remaining appearance of legitimacy,” Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday in a statement marking the Venezuelan president’s inauguration for a second term.

“Having seized power through fraudulent and anti-democratic elections,” Freeland went on, “the Maduro regime is now fully entrenched as a dictatorship…

“We call on him to immediately cede power.”

Exactly why Justin Trudeau’s Canadian government is so hot under the collar about Maduro is unclear.

True, Venezuela is a mess economically. In part, this is the result of outside pressure…