By Staff The Canadian Press
Posted May 19, 2020 1:41 pm
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1:37Coronavirus outbreak: UN Security Council needs Canada post-pandemic, Trudeau says
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council is more relevant now because of the need to rebuild the world after the COVID-19 crisis subsides. Canada is competing against Norway and Ireland for a two-year temporary seat on the council that would begin next year.
Trudeau is drawing a direct link between the pandemic and the aftermath of the Second World War, when Canada played a role in the founding of the UN, the Bretton Woods global financial institutions and other multilateral organizations such as NATO.
As was the case in the 1940s, Canada has a role to play in creating a better,