Is Canada Still a Good International Citizen?

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Presented by CIPS

The Economist recently called Canada ‘A nice country in a nasty world’.  Canadians frequently see themselves and their country as ‘good international citizens’, as evidenced in consistent public support for the UN, human rights, democracy and foreign aid. Leadership in peacekeeping has been a source of national pride for decades, as has Canada’s traditionally openness to immigration and diversity.  What is Canada’s current record as a good international citizen? In the new geopolitical context, what should – and can  –  be done to strengthen democracy and promote peace and prosperity abroad?  These are some of the questions our panel of experts will consider this evening.


Gabrielle Bardall, CIPS Research Fellow & Advisor, International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Stephen Brown, School of Political Studies

Aniket Bushan, Canadian International Development Platform

This panel is the fourth in the series “Voting for a Better World? Foreign Policy in the 2019 Election,” hosted by CIPS and funded by an SSHRC Exchange Grant.

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