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From a French standpoint, Canadian issues are often considered through Québec’s cultural and political dynamics. It would be unfortunate, however, to miss out on the benefits of the Canadian model out of a lack of interest for the country’s Anglophone regions. The uniqueness of Canada’s political institutions stems from the fact that they seek to integrate several layers of diversity: national and linguistic minorities, immigrants from diverse backgrounds and native populations. Today, the country offers an original approach on major topics such as federalism and multiculturalism. 

Meanwhile, the aircraft and transportation industry, energy and mining, as well as sustainable development are key to the country’s economic prosperity, which is reflected in its international trade policy. Knowing about Canada’s economic environment is crucial, especially whilst the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement is in the process of being ratified.

Canada also plays a very special role on the international scene. It was instrumental to the emergence of the concept of peacekeeping missions in the 1950’s, an idea that Canada has consistently linked to a foreign policy agenda of poverty reduction and human rights defense.

This Program was active in 2015 and in 2016. 

Laurence NARDON

Research Fellow, Head of Ifri's Americas Program

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Once ratified, the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) could ultimately eliminate all tariff barriers between the European Union and Canada. CETA is also a new generation Free-Trade Agreement: it includes the opening of public procurement, the facilitation of cross investments...

Wednesday 05 June 2019
from 09:30 to 18:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The Think Thank 7 (T7) is an engagement group that brings together the leading Think Tanks from the G7 countries in order to analyze and make recommendations on key issues of the G7 presidency.