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Canada And The New Internationalism
Canada And The New Internationalism
Edited by John W. Holmes and John Kirton
Center for International Studies, University of Toronto/Canadian Institute, 1988, 161 pp.

Canada's foreign policy has always accorded great importance to working through and nourishing international institutions-far more importance than has ever been accorded by U.S. policy. Thus, the decrepitude of the United Nations in the early 1980s and the simultaneous arrogant unilateralism of the United States were painful to many in the Canadian foreign policy elite. But at the same time new international groupings, dealing with economic, environmental and regional conflicts, appeared and were welcomed by Canadians. These short essays by Canadian diplomats and scholars assembled at a 1986 conference describe Canada's role in and hopes for these new institutions.