• Roland Paris

Building Canada's Post-Pandemic Foreign Policy

Webinar sponsored by the Centre for International Policy Studies and the Canadian International Council.


Michael Petrou, editor-in-chief of OpenCanada.org, interviewed Roland Paris.


Canada has long benefited from a relatively benign international setting, with few direct threats to its security, privileged access to the world’s largest and richest market, and international rules and institutions that sustained a relatively open and stable world order. We can no longer take those conditions for granted, nor should we expect a return to “normal” when the COVID-19 crisis passes. What foreign policy challenges will Canada face in a post-pandemic world – and how should we prepare for them now?


This discussion is based on earlier recent writings:

"Navigating the New World Disorder: Canada’s Post-Pandemic Foreign Policy," Public Policy Forum (July 2020)


"Canada’s post-pandemic foreign policy: three big questions," OpenCanada (Oct. 2020).