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
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
Questions in the House – NAFTA 2.0 / USMCA
The State of Chinese-Canadian Relations
National & Global Security
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.
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!