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…