A foreign policy worthy of Canadians
Dear Rideau Institute friend,
As Canadians go to the polls today (at least the ones who have not already voted in advance polls in record numbers), I wanted to take this opportunity as President of the Rideau Institute to send a personal message to all of you about how we will be evaluating the new government going forward.
Canada needs a government that is not just willing but eager to ensure we do our part in tackling the myriad challenges facing our global community, whether this be:
- successfully transitioning to a green, sustainable global economy;
- easing nuclear tensions and rebuilding strategic stability;
- placing diplomatic solutions at the heart of peacemaking efforts; and
- eschewing endless wars and regime change efforts in favour of long-term support for building good governance, strengthening civil society and deepening respect for human rights.
Meanwhile, here at home, we need a government dedicated to an inclusive, just and prosperous society where every Canadian can celebrate this country as well as their individual heritage, whether that be indigenous or from Europe, the Asia Pacific, Africa or the Americas.
We pledge our tireless efforts to this worthy end!
Onward in peace and solidarity,
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