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The Canadian International Council is an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada’s role in global affairs.  It has a national office and a network of branches throughout the country that engage their local community and CIC members in international issues.  


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CIC Victoria Essay Contest – Accepting Submissions!

Is Canada “back”? How can Canada play a meaningful role on the world stage?

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with a Syrian refugee during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie -

Why Canada Needs Refugees

In partnership with the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria, the Victoria branch of the CIC organized a student essay contest asking the question, “How do Canada’s unique attributes enable it to play a significant role in

High Time for the “Canadian Pivot to Asia”

By: Elliot Cho Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has just returned from his trip to China. While many are overjoyed with seeing Canadian firms signing trade deals worth billions of dollars, and Trudeau openly engaging with the Chinese leadership to discuss sensitive


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