Foreign Policy

Canada’s foreign policy is dependent upon our ability to maintain diplomatic relations with other countries. Foreign policy is about international relationships – and Canada has never been more alone.

Canadians are distressed as they witness a pattern of undiplomatic behavior as shown by our Prime Minister’s India trip and inability to alleviate tensions with China and our Foreign Affairs Minister’s flippant diplomacy by tweet.

Foreign policy is complex and as a mid-size power, Canada must understand not only what our values are, but also what is at stake in our economic, trade and foreign relationships. Canada must have a comprehensive and informed foreign policy that balances our values with sovereignty, economic security and international alliances.

I encourage you to click through the links below to see what I have been doing as the Member of Parliament to ensure this important federal priority is heard in the riding and in Ottawa.

Articles & Newsletters

Articles

June 2019 MP’s Report – Defending Canada’s Arctic Sovereignty

September 2018 MP’s Report – My Duty, My Decision

May 2017 MP’s Report – Canada in the World: Defence and our NATO Alliance

February 2017 MP’s Report – New Year, New Roles

Newsletters

June 2019 Newsletter – Canada’s Foreign & Defence Policy

June 2019 Newsletter – A Sound Vision for Foreign & Defence Policy

Spring 2019 Newsletter

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February 2019 Newsletter – Federal Leaders with Ethics & Integrity

February 2019 – Informed Foreign Policy

Presentations

On March 28, 2018, I spoke at the 2018 at the Canadian Conference on IT Audit, Governance, and Security (CCITAGS) on the changing nature of warfare, the increasing use of cyber warfare and the critical need to enhance our cyber security.

Speeches

October 2018 – Opposition Day Motion: Canada’s National Security

July 2018 – NATO Association of Canada 2018 Summer Soiree

September 2017 – NATO Parliamentary Assembly Arctic Conference

July 2017 – NATO Association of Canada 2017 Summer Soiree

June 2017 – Leksand, Sweden Delegation’s Visit to Aurora

Reports

NATO Parliamentary Assembly Report – NATO Anti-Submarine Warfare: Maintaining the Edge & Enhancing Alliance Agility

NATO Parliamentary Assembly Report – Science & Technology: Maintaining the Edge and Enhancing Alliance Agility 

See my presentation of the Science & Technology report to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly below:

Videos

 Member’s Statements


Foreign Affairs & International Development Committee Meetings


Questions in the House – NAFTA 2.0 / USMCA


The State of Chinese-Canadian Relations







National & Global Security

Events

Events in the Community

Canada’s Sovereignty, Security and Stability Town Hall with MP James Bezan – December 7th, 2018

On December 7th, 2018, my friend and colleague MP James Bezan (Selkirk–Interlake–Eastman, MB) and I hosted a roundtable on the current state of Canada’s security, stability and sovereignty. There was a clear consensus in the room – Justin Trudeau is not serious about Canada’s economic and national security. We are living in a time of unprecedented global instability with fundamental shifts in the world economy, while trade relations and defence structures are under threat – and Canada needs to take it seriously.

Canada in the World Town Hall – June 9th, 2017

On June 9th, 2017, I hosted a Canada in the World Town Hall to reflect on significant events like the Battle of Vimy Ridge and its impact on Canada as a nation, remind ourselves of the importance of Canada’s involvement in NATO, and discuss as a community what our government should focus on to position for the future.