Increase focus on cultural diplomacy, Senate committee says
By Nina RussellJun. 11, 2019
Cultural diplomacy, the report from the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee argued, can play a role in enhancing Canada's reputation through 'soft power, persuasions, attraction, and influence.'
Conservative Senator Raynell Andreychuk, middle, pictured with Independent Senator Paul Massicotte and Liberal Senator Dennis Dawson, says there needs to be more of an effort to improve cultural diplomacy. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Global Affairs Canada should take the lead in improving Canada’s cultural profile in a bid to enhance the country’s soft power, according to a report released Tuesday from the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.
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