Canada needs a complete foreign policy overhaul. Here’s why — and how.

The country needs to “set aside the intellectual architecture of foreign policy and its racist foundations”

Why It Matters

There’s been much talk in recent weeks about Canada’s Security Council seat loss, but humanitarian and international affairs expert Rahul Chandran says there’s a set of deeper questions to explore. How can Canada uproot the racist foundations its foreign policy is built on? Is its foreign policy truly compassionate? Is it future-proof for a post-pandemic world?

We’re in the middle of another round of calls for a new vision for Canadian foreign policy — ranging from Allan Rock and Sergo Marchi calling for Canada to learn lessons from the Security Council campaign, to the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and its list of ten questions for a foreign policy reset, to David Mulroney insisting that Canadians must be at the heart of Canadian foreign policy

These are all great. As Mulroney says, “Foreign policy fo

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