We can’t turn back the clock on Canada’s foreign policy -Globe and Mail

A brief but provocative article from a group of Canadian foreign policy specialists:

“In principle, nothing would prevent a new government from adopting a different style, beginning with rhetoric. Canadian diplomacy could be less virulent in its tone toward Russia and Iran, more constructive in negotiations on environmental issues, less suspicious of international institutions and less inclined to constantly proclaim itself to be “Israel’s best friend.”

But in substance, a return to alleged past glories is unlikely, for three reasons that fall largely outside the control of political leaders.”