Vladimir Putin

Chretien, The Hon. Jean

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Foreign Affairs: Canada's position. Why we need a modern foreign policy and what shape that policy should take. Pursuing solutions to the emerging environmental crises. Ensuring Canada's independence and strength in a multi-lateral as opposed to a continental framework. Securing greater independence in our dealings with the United States. Looking for leadership. Three fundamental requirements for an effective foreign policy. Comments on international trade and payments system. Some danger points of a worldwide financial crisis. Some positives. The needs of the Third World. Canada's relations with the U.S.; the most important part of Canadian foreign policy. Trade policies more in keeping with the facts of globalization. Recognizing changes and diversifying efforts to promote trade. Keeping Canada united. Finding solutions.