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Department
Canadian Studies
Course
CDNS 1000
Professor
Richard Nimijean
Semester
Winter

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Lesson 3: Canada as Global Actor and the Canadian Identity Introduction: • Using the issue of peace and war and linking it to our core concept of critical nationalism Political Players: The Case of Iraq • The debates about Canada's possible participation in the American­led invasion of Iraq in  2003 is a good case example of brand politics and a rhetoric­reality gap o To see how politicians trade upon national identity  • Brand politics: framing actions in terms of values and identity for partisan purposes • Harper: “Canada remains alienated from its allies, shut out of the reconstruction process to  some degree, unable to influence events. There is no upside to the position Canada took.” • Canada was a big contributor to the collation One­Minute Essay: • What does this debate tell us about how the liberal government of the day spoke to  Canadians about Iraq? How might we explain it? Visions of Canada as a Global Actor: • We look at the two dominant visions of Canada as a global actor: the liberal internationalist  vision and the vision of Canada as a principled global actor. How different are they? • Visions are rooted in our history and through our global relations • Liberal vision of Canada: o Canada as a middle power o Canada as a country of peacekeeping o Canada as a country of diversity • Conservative vision of Canada: o Canada as principled nation: requires increased capa
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