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Canada’s Freeland Calls For Economic Alliance of Democracies to Counter Authoritarianism

Chrystia Freeland

Chrystia Freeland

Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg

Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland called for a deepening of economic ties among liberal democracies as a counterweight to the “comeback” of authoritarianism around the world.

In a speech on Tuesday in Washington, Freeland said a new paradigm is needed given dictatorships like Russia’s are using global economic ties formed in recent decades as a means to further their own geopolitical objectives.