Canadian Election 2021
The Institute for Peace & Diplomacy (IPD) has invited Canada’s top thinkers and scholars to provide their expert analyses on Canadian foreign policy during the federal election campaign. Here you can find the articles/interviews published in this series.
The status quo posture in Canadian foreign policy is, quite frankly, not a viable long-term option.
Simply put, Canada is at a crossroads. In the next 15 years, seniors are expected to make up approximately 25% of our population, and Statistics Canada estimates that by 2068, the number of dependents for every 100 Canadians of working age could be more than 70.
In the years to come the Arctic is going to become a far busier and more complex security environment. Canada will need to pay more attention to who is in the region and what they’re doing. The best path forward may not lie in either the Liberal or Conservative election platforms, but rather in a merger of what is best in each.
Without a serious awareness of the problem on the part of our political leadership, Canada’s global position will remain at an impasse at great expense to Canada’s long-term interests, leaving it constantly in reactive mode to international events.
Institute for Peace & Diplomacy (IPD) interviewed Irvin Studin – President of the Institute for 21st Century Questions, Chair of the Worldwide Commission to Educate All Kids (Post-Pandemic), and Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of Global Brief Magazine – to tackle strategic questions Canada faces in the post-pandemic world. This interview is part of a series of analyses and interviews that IPD is publishing during the Canadian federal election campaign.
38 scholars, experts, and former diplomats have signed an open letter initiated by the Institute for Peace and Diplomacy (IPD) urging all federal party leaders to recognize the importance of foreign policy issues and international affairs in the current election campaign.