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IPD Advisor Jocelyn Coulon commented in a recent report in The Hill Times about the state of foreign affairs in Canada and the appointment of a fifth Foreign Affairs Minister under the Trudeau administration.
The following is an excerpt from the full piece published on November 23, 2021.
Mr. Coulon said before tackling every foreign policy file it could be beneficial for Ms. Joly and Mr. Trudeau to “reflect” on what happened over the last six years in Canada’s foreign policy. “We have accumulated bad results. A failure for the Security Council [seat], a disastrous trip to India, very tense relations with Russia and China,” he said, also noting the failure of former minister Bill Morneau to win his bid for director general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Jocelyn Coulon is an Advisor at the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy and a Research Fellow at the Montreal Centre for International Studies (CERIUM).