The CBC reports this morning that Prime Minister Martin will release the long awaited Foreign Policy review and blueprint.
I’ve been fairly engaged in this review… I took part in the online discussions at the Foreign Ministry website and gave my opinions there on what I thought Canada had to change in order to start making a difference in the world.
One of the biggest gripes I had was Canadas inability to walk the walk after talking the talk. So, I am encouraged by this statement by the PM,
“You cannot have the kind of robust foreign policy I believe Canada has to have if all you’re prepared to do is engage in empty moralizing,” said Prime Minister Paul Martin on Monday, as he gave a preview of his plan to a select group of diplomats, foreign policy experts and Canadian aid agencies.
There must be scads of people telling him exactly what people want to hear, eh?
Anyway, when the report is actually released I’ll go through it and we’ll see how many of its’ recommendations fit with my vision or the vision of others who participated in the online forum.