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The 1995 Policy Review and Since
Which values and interests bear most fundamentally on Canada's foreign policy? How can Canada's foreign policy better reflect the concerns and priorities of Canadians? 442 2003-05-02 02:55:23
Amid recent global changes, should Canada continue to endorse a balanced ‘three pillar’ approach to its foreign policy objectives, or should the current balance be adjusted? 243 2003-05-02 01:13:01
Canada is a member of many international organizations, including the G8, NATO, the Commonwealth, La Francophonie, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Arctic Council. Should our participation in any of these be strengthened, or adjusted? 265 2003-05-02 01:13:53
In promoting the security of Canadians, where should our priorities lie? Should Canada give a higher priority to military combat operations? To sectors such as intelligence gathering and analysis? Or should we focus on broader security measures, such as combatting environmental degradation and the spread of infectious disease? What should be our distinctive role in promoting global security? 384 2003-05-02 01:14:25
How does the military best serve Canada’s foreign policy objectives: though national and continental defence; combat missions in support of international coalitions; peacekeeping; all of the above? 321 2003-05-02 01:14:53
Should Canada do more to address conditions giving rise to conflict and insecurity beyond our borders? If so, where? 260 2003-05-02 02:34:56
How should Canada take advantage of its location in North America to increase prosperity while promoting our distinctive identity? 202 2003-05-02 03:07:27
What should Canada do to help make the benefits of globalization more widely shared within and among all countries? 200 2003-05-02 02:55:37
Should Canada focus on cultivating new economic partnerships with emerging powers such as China, India, Mexico and Brazil? 247 2003-05-02 01:17:20
Values and Culture
Are values such as human rights, democracy, respect for diversity and gender equality ones that Canada should continue to advocate in all parts of the world? If so, what are the best ways of doing this? 241 2003-05-02 01:17:51
Should Canada seek out opportunities for fostering global intercultural dialogue and interfaith understanding? 175 2003-05-02 01:18:23
What are the best means for Canada to make its culture and experience known abroad? 194 2003-05-02 01:19:06
Please respond to the paper as a whole. 253 2003-05-02 03:00:59

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