Liberals to lay out foreign policy vision in major speech by Freeland

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will address Parliament Tuesday in a foreign policy statement about Canada’s place in the world. (Chris Wattie/Reuters)

By Murray Brewster, CBC News, June 6, 2017 

A former UN ambassador says, ‘Job 1 for Canadian foreign policy is relations with Washington’

His name may not even appear in the text of the speech, but U.S. President Donald Trump and his policies are expected to cast a long shadow over what Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says on Tuesday in the Liberal government’s first major foreign policy statement.

The long-anticipated address to Parliament, which government insiders have suggested could be an annual thing, is expected to lay out in broad strokes where Canada’s interests are in the world.

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