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|The 1995 Policy Review and Since|
||Which values and interests bear most fundamentally on Canada's foreign policy? How can Canada's foreign policy better reflect the concerns and priorities of Canadians?
||Amid recent global changes, should Canada continue to endorse a balanced ‘three pillar’ approach to its foreign policy objectives, or should the current balance be adjusted?
||Canada is a member of many international organizations, including the G8, NATO, the Commonwealth, La Francophonie, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Arctic Council. Should our participation in any of these be strengthened, or adjusted?
||In promoting the security of Canadians, where should our priorities lie? Should
Canada give a higher priority to military combat operations? To sectors such
as intelligence gathering and analysis? Or should we focus on broader security
measures, such as combatting environmental degradation and the spread of infectious
disease? What should be our distinctive role in promoting global security?
||How does the military best serve Canada’s foreign policy objectives:
though national and continental defence; combat missions in support of international
coalitions; peacekeeping; all of the above?
||Should Canada do more to address conditions giving rise to conflict and
insecurity beyond our borders? If so, where?
||How should Canada take advantage of its location in North America to increase
prosperity while promoting our distinctive identity?
||What should Canada do to help make the benefits of globalization more widely
shared within and among all countries?
||Should Canada focus on cultivating new economic partnerships with emerging
powers such as China, India, Mexico and Brazil?
|Values and Culture|
||Are values such as human rights, democracy, respect for diversity and gender
equality ones that Canada should continue to advocate in all parts of the world?
If so, what are the best ways of doing this?
||Should Canada seek out opportunities for fostering global intercultural dialogue
and interfaith understanding?
||What are the best means for Canada to make its culture and experience known
||Please respond to the paper as a whole.
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