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Question 1: 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?



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democracy, participation, respect for minorities;
human rights and human security;
open society marked by transparency and accountability;
ecological and economic sustainability;
public good over private profit.

international co-operation through international law and cov
1900 2003-05-01 15:40:53
The values of human dignity and worth should be reflected in our foriegn policy in a way that all persons be included. This should translate into people throughout the world being well-fed, well-educated, and well-employed. It does not mean that others have to follow our economic model, our spiritua 1899 2003-05-01 15:00:52
Values relating to equality of people, basic human rights, and striving to bring all people to a decent standard of living are the most important for Canadian foreign policy.

There is a disjoint between the priorities of Canadians and the effective foreign policy. This could be minimised by di
1896 2003-05-01 15:00:28
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We should have a clearly-stated and publicized foreign aid policy which reflects our Canadian values. Canadians want to see this policy reflect their values of multiculturalism, global governance, the promotion of human dignity and security and the realization that Global interest is our own self- USC 2003-05-01 13:55:10
Canada's foreign policy should be coherent with its internal policy, both of which should allow for ongoing participatory democracy in having the current policy questioned and re-shaped, not just once for a few months, but as an ongoing process.

Foreign policy should not be based just on trad
efuchs 2003-05-01 12:54:40
28 April 2003

The Honorable Bill Graham, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Foreign Affairs

Room 418-N, Centre Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Telephone: (613) 992-5234
Fax: (613) 996-9607

A Dialogue on Foreign Policy, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

hamidj 2003-05-01 12:25:09
Peace between nations and justice too 1878 2003-05-01 11:34:56
As a native-born Canadian now residing outside of the country, I am often frustrated at how many people from other countries view us as just a northern apendage of the U.S.A..

The contributions of Canadian foreign policy are simply not well known by the world. I believe that we need to educate
1873 2003-05-01 09:50:28
I will tackle the second question: "How can Canada's foreign policy better reflect the concerns and priorities of Canadians?" I think there's a fundamental problem with this question: it embodies the conflict between the priorities of Canadians and those of the rest of the world. I t 1872 2003-05-01 09:32:21
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