While defence diplomacy has not featured prominently in the Canadian defence lexicon, it is an essential but vastly underexploited tool for a medium-sized country like Canada to expand its influence abroad.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan should consider the merits of making diplomacy a bigger part of Canada's miliitary strategy, write Stéfanie von Hlatky and Thomas Juneau. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
KINGSTON, ONT./OTTAWA—On Aug 2, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan tweeted his thanks to Canadians who participated in the defence policy review consultations during the last four months.
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David MacNaughton 'made it a priority' to understand who the key U.S. influencers were and which Canadian would be best to deliver the message, says former PMO Canada-U.S. war room staffer Diamond Isinger.
'The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General,' the commissioner's report says.