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CIC National Capital (Ottawa): Politics at the Pub: Chrystia Freeland’s Foreign Policy Address: One Year Later
June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
On June 6, 2017, Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland rose in the House of Commons to deliver a speech on Canada’s foreign policy priorities. She began with a striking question: Is Canada an essential country? Over the course of her address, the Minister presented a case for the “rules-based international order,” examined the continuing importance of the United States, and considered Canada’s place in the world at large. It seemed clear that the Minister was outlining a foreign policy outlook for the Trudeau government.
On June 18, 2018, Politics at the Pub will return to the subject of this speech. We will examine the foreign policy outlook of the Trudeau government over the past year, and hold its conduct up to the text of Chrystia Freeland’s foreign policy address. How effectively has the government pursued its priorities? What has the government done to uphold a “rules-based international order”? Does the United States remain an “indispensable nation” for Canada?
We welcome you to join us in this exciting panel discussion on Canada’s foreign policy.
Stephanie Carvin, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
Paul H. Chapin, Executive Editor, The Vimy Report
Campbell Clark, Chief Political Writer, The Globe and Mail
Marie-Danielle Smith, Politics reporter, the National Post
Ross Linden-Fraser, Canadian International Council, National Capital Branch (moderator)
Bios of speakers: https://cicncb-2018jun18.eventbrite.ca
5:30 – 6:00: Doors open
6:00 – 7:30: Panel discussion
7:30 – 8:30: Post-event mingling
Tickets and Registration
Tickets are only $5.00 for CIC members and $10.00 for non-members, and include a complimentary beer or non-alcoholic beverage.
Although tickets will be sold (cash-only) at the door up to the capacity of the venue, we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance online via Eventbrite.
Contact Person: Snookie Lomow – firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you curious about Canada’s international relations? Do you like our events? Why not help out with Politics at the Pub! The Politics at the Pub team is looking for volunteers, and we would love to have you. Please come speak to our organizers at the event if you would like to get involved.