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Department
Political Science
Course
POL312Y1
Professor
Greaves
Semester
Fall

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POL312Y – Canadian Foreign Policy Lec 1 – Introduction What is Canadian Foreign Policy? • What is Canada? ◦ we are complex, idiosyncratic, and contradictory ▪ set of variables that are basically not replicated anywhere else in the world ▪ not all countries are created equally • inflated sense of own importance (Denis Stairs) but we are a significant country globally and regionally ▪ historically speaking, we were an aboriginal country first, then French country, then British country, then multicultural country ▪ geography is crucial to Canadian experience – we have been shaped by our geography • this land was once all aboriginal territory • colonialism is ine
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