Canada’s Divorce From Liberal Internationalism: Joshua Walsh For Inside Policy

October 9, 2020

Canadian foreign policy has been distancing itself from the liberal internationalism of Lester B. Pearson – a doctrine deeply rooted in a commitment to multilateralism through open-ended membership in global organizations, diplomacy, and a championing of supranational institutions. Both parties have steered the nation away from this doctrine through a weakened commitment to multilateralism – one engrained in a vision based on moral values, principles, and narrow cooperation.