The upcoming NATO Summit is expected to establish an expert group to study the future of the Alliance, providing a golden opportunity for Canada to ensure nuclear arms control and reduced reliance on nuclear weapons are part of the group’s remit.
Canada needs a full-time Foreign Minister, dedicated to rebuilding our diplomatic capacity, with the aim of implementing a feminist foreign policy with UN-led conflict prevention and peaceful conflict resolution at its core.
The gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly later in September offers an unprecedented opportunity for Prime Minister Trudeau to demonstrate how Canada will contribute to a new global diplomatic effort to reduce nuclear dangers.
What can be more important for the “rules based international order” that Foreign Minister Freeland purports to champion than binding nuclear arms control agreements? Canadian leadership please!
In Venezuela, Ukraine and Yemen, the government of Canada must decisively move to embrace new opportunities for diplomatic peacemaking.
The new Ukrainian President has broken with the entrenched political old guard in his country and made peace negotiations with Russia his top priority. Yet, instead of forthrightly supporting this new approach, FM Freeland continues with her same old anti-Russian rhetoric.