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

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 on 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

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

Presentation of my report on Maintaining NATO’s Technological Edge at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s 2018 Annual Session in Halifax

Videos

Member’s Statements

Member’s Statement on the Prime Minister’s disastrous foreign policy
Member’s Statement on the MacDonald Laurier Institute’s scathing assessment of this government

Foreign Affairs & International Development Committee Meetings

Foreign Affairs Committee – Questioning the Foreign Affairs, Trade and International Development Department on delays in processing of military export permits
Foreign Affairs Committee – Opposition request a meeting with the Canadian Ambassador to China on the current state of Chinese-Canadian relations

Questions in the House – NAFTA 2.0 / USMCA

NAFTA 2.0 is not a good deal for Canadians
We need more debate on the USMCA

The State of Chinese-Canadian Relations

Why is the Prime Minister showing weakness in the face of China?
When will the Prime Minister have wrongfully imprisoned Canadians released from China?
When will we see the Prime Minister stand for our sovereignty?
How can we trust the Prime Minister to protect Canadian families in Hong Kong?
What is the Prime Minister’s plan for our state-to-state relationship with China?
When will the Prime Minister ban Hauwei?
Why is the Prime Minister showing such weakness in the face of China?

National & Global Security

When will this government bring Canadian who have committed terrorists acts abroad to justice?

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!

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