The foreign policies of many countries have change drastically since the horrible events of Sept 11 th. National security, and the war on terror have moved to the forefront of policies. Human rights, and nation sovereignty have been deme d less important in light of the search for and the protection of on borders. This is especially Canada’s foreign policy has been one of promoting bilateral agreements, emphasis on human rights promotion, the peace-building process. At the forefront of Canadian foreign policy is our relationship with the united States.
Canada has historically followed a policy of balancing our own interests and keeping our unique relationship with the super power to the south friendly. For many the most important issue in Canadian foreign policy is our relationship with the United States. With over 80% of our trade exports going to the US, and we being that country largest recipient of exports as well. The Canada-US trade relation is the biggest in the world, with over $19 billion crossing the border daily. During his tenure as foreign affairs minister Axworthy was labelled anti-American, and was seen as putting more emphasis on international relations then those close to home, and important. Axworthy in his book, stipulates how gaining more power with the US isn’t through tough stances against this huge beast we have no hope od winning against, especially with new president George Bush.
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But through building relationships with other countries to strengthen our stance. Mexico is the prime example of this. In forming bi-lateral with the southern country, we can strengthen out stance within North America. Following the attacks on the twin towers on Sept 11, 2001, there was much sympathy for vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvAmericans and the tragic lose they had sustained.
The current Bush administration obsession with finding the terrorist, and the problems they have created with sending troops in to Iraq, has been the main focus of the American government, approaching them now with the idea of a e-community to promote the in tersest of continental North-America would not be received well. For a country that is becoming more and more concerned solely about their own issues and concerns, the idea of sell in g the continent I believe would be a hard sell. Bush total disregard for the international organizations like the security council, the UN and even the bases of International law. I recall a segment on CNN, when a reporter asking Mr. Bush if he was concerned about breaking international law over a particular policy, said ” International law? I don’t know nothing about that, all I know is what is right for this country and Americans.