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Liberals ‘want Canada to be more of an honest broker in the world and that’s a term the Harper government didn’t really like,’ says Blanchfield

By Kate Malloy      

In his new book, veteran foreign affairs reporter Mike Blanchfield analyzes Harper's foreign policy and looks at the challenges ahead for the Trudeau Liberals.

Canadian Press Hill reporter Mike Blanchfield, pictured last week in Ottawa, has been reporting on Canadian foreign affairs for about two decades. The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy

After reporting on Canadian foreign policy for about two decades, first for the Ottawa Citizen and now for The Canadian Press, Mike Blanchfield, who started writing Swingback: Getting Along in the World with Harper and Trudeau in 2014, decided he had a big story to tell about Canada's place in the world after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won power in the 2015 election. Swingback analyzes former prime minister Stephen Harper's Canadian foreign policy from 2006 to 2015 and it

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