Canada is closely aligned and enjoys an open trading relationship with the United States. But Canada pursues its own interests, and consequently can distinguish itself in foreign relations. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau clearly cares deeply about peace.

Prime Minister of Canada

Justin Trudeau

Canada Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mélanie Joly

September 2022

Although loyally following NATO's lead, including on adventures into foreign lands, Canadians love peace and are a calming - even soothing - influence at the United Nations. They're sometimes the voice of reason. Heads of state of both NATO-aligned and non-aligned countries develop close relationships with Prime Minister Trudeau as a result.