While the 2019 Federal Election saw limited foreign policy debate, international issues were omnipresent: climate change, refugees and immigration, Canada's relationship with China and the United States, escalating trade disputes, and threats to democracy - including through election interference - all featured throughout the campaign. On the eve of the vote, we hosted a conversation about how Canada’s role in an increasingly unstable world, and threats to its core values and interests, have been addressed in this election, and what challenges might lie ahead for a new government.
Jennifer Welsh, Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance and Security, McGill University
Marie-Joëlle Zahar, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Research Network on Peace Operations, Université de Montréal
Rohinton Medhora, President, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Kaleigh Rogers, Senior Reporter covering disinformation online, CBC
Taylor Owen, Beaverbrook Chair in Media, Ethics and Communications Studies, McGill University
This event was sponsored in part by the Canadian International Council.