Harper Foreign Policy

Harper's Flawed Approach to Foreign Policy

Zach Paikin | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Zach Paikin

Critics of the Harper government's foreign policy have had nearly eight years now to develop a compelling alternative. Generally speaking, they have failed. Our country's foreign policy dialogue has become overwhelmingly polarized between two poles, each of which has a gaping flaw in its very approach to international affairs.

Harper in Israel? Time for Pundits to Whine

J.J. McCullough | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

The Prime Minister of Canada unveiled his latest stimulus program this week. He's visiting Israel, and in doing so is helping foster a boom in the production of one of our nation's most treasured goods: whiny editorials about Canadian foreign policy. There are a lot of nasty tropes floating out there about the cryptic man running our country. The no less oft-repeated claim that Stephen Harper is the most aggressively pro-Israel leader in the world, however  --  that one's on considerably firmer ground. So if all these bigshot important people say Harper's clearly in the wrong with all this Israel stuff, why's he plowing forth anyway?

Secret Document Reveals Our New Foreign Policy Approach

CBC | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics

A confidential government document obtained by CBC News warns the Harper government has been slow to open new markets in Asia, leaving Canada firmly t...

Marois Slams Harper's Foreign Policy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Politics

PARIS - Premier Pauline Marois laced into Canada's foreign policy on Tuesday, saying it doesn't reflect Quebecers' values or interests.''For several y...