Some foreign policy questions for your candidates

Once again, as Jeffrey Simpson recently pointed out, foreign policy seems to be a non-issue in the election.

It is somewhat understandable. With our soldiers in Afghanistan, the polar ice caps at a record low, our non-compliance of kyoto, the environmental implications of the tar sands, Obama and McCain’s reliance on Canadian oil in their energy security plans and the continued erosion of human rights, its not like foreign policy should be relevant to Canadians.

Well our friends over at Canada’s World are trying to change all that. Better still they have a list of questions they are encouraging people to ask candidates in their riding. Ask a few questions here and few questions there, and suddenly the main stream media might start paying attention.

2 thoughts on “Some foreign policy questions for your candidates

  1. jeremyvernon

    It seems that only the people of Etobicoke-Lakeshore are getting compelling and thoughtful answers to foreign policy questions…That said, Christine Innes (my riding's Liberal rep) has discussed the linkages between the international political landscape and our domestic choices – she described these, unfortunately, to a group of UofT/York students (most of them polsci/IR students) who hardly need to be convinced or informed.However most other politicians are doing what's evolutionarily adaptive in Canadian politics – cowardly avoiding controversy and tossing insults at the opposition's “recklessness” / “irresponsibility.”

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  2. jeremyvernon

    It seems that only the people of Etobicoke-Lakeshore are getting compelling and thoughtful answers to foreign policy questions…That said, Christine Innes (my riding's Liberal rep) has discussed the linkages between the international political landscape and our domestic choices – she described these, unfortunately, to a group of UofT/York students (most of them polsci/IR students) who hardly need to be convinced or informed.However most other politicians are doing what's evolutionarily adaptive in Canadian politics – cowardly avoiding controversy and tossing insults at the opposition's “recklessness” / “irresponsibility.”

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