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CIC Victoria: Politics-in-the-Pub – Foreign Policy By Canadians…what are Canadians really thinking?

September 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Our first in-person event for 2021 for CIC Victoria members only.  This event will be held at the Sticky Wicket Pub in downtown Victoria from 5-7 pm on 27 September 2021.  For more information, non-CIC Victoria members are asked to please contact us here: cic.victoria.sec@gmail.com

CIC Victoria members will receive detailed registration information for this event, two weeks prior.


In March and April 2021, a large representative sample of Canadian’s gathered online to debate Canada’s global engagement. This gathering marked the largest deliberative democracy exercise ever held in our country’s history. Organized by the CIC, the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health, and Global Canada, Foreign Policy By Canadians demonstrated that citizens have high levels of interest in foreign policy and are ready for meaningful engagement on some of the most significant issues facing Canada in the world. Over the course of eight to twelve hours, 444 participants deliberated in 39 small groups on proposals related to global public health, security, prosperity and human dignity.

What exactly did the 444 participants have to say? In this event, Jonathan Manthorpe, author of ‘Claws of the Panda (2019)’ and ‘Restoring Democracy (2020)’ and Chris Kilford, CIC Victoria’s president, will go over the results and discuss the key findings. They’ll also be ample time for an audience Q &A.


September 27, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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Sticky Wicket Pub, Strathcona Hotel
919 Douglas Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2C2 Canada
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CIC Victoria Branch