Ben Rowswell on The Agenda: Time for Canada to Scrap Pearsonian Diplomacy?

Oct 20, 2020 | Interview, News

As the rules-based international order faces unprecedented threats, what’s Canada – a country that has thrived in traditional multilateralism – to do? Is it time to for Canada to abandon its historical “Pearsonian approach” to world diplomacy and focus more on power? To provide context, Ben Rowswell, president of the Canadian International Council joined Jennifer Welsh, director of the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies at McGill University; and Lloyd Axworthy, chair of the World Refugee & Migration Council, and former foreign minister of Canada on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin to discuss the issue.