I'm told that there used be a time when former presidents and prime ministers didn't criticize their successors.
It doesn't look like that unwritten rule exists anymore, at least not in Canada and at least not when it comes to foreign policy.
Over the past week, Jean Chrétien has been on some sort of media tour 'celebrating' the tenth anniversary of his decision not to send troops to Iraq.
He's also taken the opportunity to chide the current regime's record.
"I'm travelling the world. The image of Canada today is not what it was," Chrétien told Global News on Sunday.
"You know [Justin Trudeau] will be fiscally responsible and he will be socially preoccupied like a Liberal is. And he will want Canada to be what we were in the world under [Lester B.] Pearson, under his father [Pierre Trudeau] and under myself."
Chrétien isn't the only one trash-talking.
Last autumn, Postmedia NewsRead More »from 4 former prime ministers, 4 rebukes of Stephen Harper’s foreign policy