Canada must return to the steady, humble, reliable nation that has defined us as a trusted partner and ally. As a founding nation of NATO 70 years ago, Canada committed to safeguard the freedom of its peoples, the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law.
To honour that commitment we must define a comprehensive foreign policy that recognizes the turbulent times in which we live. The threats we face today are different from those we faced in the 20th Century. In many ways they are more complex. But any solution continues to require strong partnerships of like-minded and confident nations, devoted to the protection and advancement of our values.
Now is not the time for complacency, fear or retreat. Now is the time for courage, alliances and strength – we must prepare for the coming storm and face the challenges head on.
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
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.
See my presentation of the Science & Technology report to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly below:
Foreign Affairs & International Development Committee Meetings
National & Global Security
Events in our 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.
See pictures from the Town Hall below!
Many thanks to all who joined and engaged in this important conversation. I would especially like to thank MP James Bezan, Shadow Cabinet Minister of Defence who came to the riding to share his experienced perspective on this topic.
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.
See pictures below kindly provided by Greg King photography!