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Canada’s New Liberal Foreign and Defence Policy

Canada’s new prime minister is likely to change the methods, rather than the substance, of Ottawa’s foreign policy

Four years ago, when the eminent Canadian journalist Peter Newman announced the death of the Liberal Party of Canada – ‘no money, no power base and no platform’ –he had a case: the Liberals had just lost over forty seats in the federal election, adding to heavy losses in the previous two. Retaining a mere thirty-four of the 308 seats in the House of Commons, Canada’s ‘natural governing party’ had ceded the role of Official Opposition to the left-leaning New Democratic Party

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