Tag: Canadian Foreign Policy

Brian Mulroney’s lasting international legacy 

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Brian Mulroney’s lasting international legacy 

During the 2015 election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to “bring Canada back” into the world. There is little doubt that he and his foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, are highly visible personalities on the world stage. If the number of selfies in which Trudeau has already appeared is any indication, he is already an […]

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‘Responsible conviction’ — when interests and values clash

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘Responsible conviction’ —  when interests and values clash

In a major speech at the University of Ottawa in March, Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion described the guiding principle of Liberal foreign policy as “responsible conviction.” The two-word term is a good starting point for analyzing the Liberal approach to Canada’s place in the world. Although Dion put a different spin on the expression, it’s […]

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Foreign policy: The first 150 days

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Foreign policy: The first 150 days

Now that the Trudeau government has been in power for more than 150 days, we have begun to see what shape Canada’s foreign policy will take under its leadership. There have been some surprises, while other actions have mirrored campaign promises and resurrected classic liberal values from the past. The biggest move so far — […]

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