Canada’s G7 Presidency

(Disponible en français : Présidence canadienne du G7) In January 2018, Canada assumed the presidency of the Group of Seven (G7). Canada will host G7 leaders at a Summit taking place in Charlevoix, Quebec on 8-9 June. The G7 is an informal bloc of seven industrialized democracies – Canada, France, the United States, the United…

Canada’s Third Universal Periodic Review Before the United Nations Human Rights Council

(Disponible en français : Troisième examen périodique universel du Canada devant le Conseil des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies) On 11 May, Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General will lead a delegation of senior federal civil servants and representatives from the governments of Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador to appear before a working group…

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Parliament Remembers

(Disponible en français : Le Parlement se souvient) On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canadians will pause for a moment of silence to honour the more than 118,000 men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Formerly known as “Armistice Day”, Remembrance Day commemorates the…

HMCS Montreal near Nanisivik (Nunavut, Canada) from the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces - picture from NATO Association of Canada

Canada’s Defence Procurement Strategy

(Disponible en français : La Stratégie d’approvisionnement en matière de défense du Canada) In February 2014, the Government of Canada unveiled its Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS), a multi-point plan to reform the Canadian defence procurement system. The Strategy has three key objectives: To deliver the right equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in a…

Canada’s Relationship with the United States: Living with the Giant

Note: This publication was updated in February, 2020: Resilience and Strain: Canada–U.S. Relations in 2020 (Disponible en français : La relation canado-américaine : vivre à l’ombre d’un géant) As U.S. President John F. Kennedy said about the relationship between Canada and the United States, “Geography has made us neighbours. History has made us friends. Economics…

Peace Tower close-up of clock face with detail, Parliament of Canada

Parliamentary Diplomacy, Canadian Parliamentarians and the World

Note: This publication was updated in November, 2019: Parliamentary Diplomacy: Canadian Parliamentarians and the World (Disponible en français : La diplomatie parlementaire et les parlementaires canadiens dans le monde) In today’s complex world, the lines between domestic and international policy are blurred and governments are no longer the only global actors. As a result, Canadian…

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Parliament Remembers

Karen Norman and Mayra Perez-Leclerc Legal and Social Affairs Division On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canadians will pause for a moment of silence to honour the more than 118,000 men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Formerly known as “Armistice Day”, Remembrance Day…

National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy: An Update

(Disponible en français : Stratégie nationale d’approvisionnement en matière de construction navale – Mise à jour) In June 2010, the federal government unveiled its National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) to renew and modernize the fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard over the next three decades. The NSPS was introduced to provide…