Canada and the Americas: a Time for Modesty

Published: 2007    |    By: Jean Daudelin    |    Volume 64, No. 3


Political violence and repression have been displaced by levels of criminal violence that impinge on every aspect of life and that governments seem unable to contain. That tricky world is mostly foreign to Canada. Except in the Caribbean, which begs for an integrated policy, there is no reason for the Canadian government to play a prominent role in the Americas, for the simple reason that what it does there has little bearing on Canadians. The game is for Latin Americans to play and Canada should, modestly, let them take charge of it.

About the Author

Jean Daudelin is Assistant Professor, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.