But if Canada is to really benefit, politicians must act on a Beyond the Border program that emphasizes costs and results.
Canada should take the diplomatic lead with like-minded allies to negotiate a durable NATO-AU political relationship.
The change to world affairs and Canadian foreign policy that began with the horrific attacks of 9/11 was as big as the onset of the Cold War, only it happened more quickly and with less forewarning. Both America's role in the world and its identity at home went through a full makeover. Canadians have been affected by the terrorist attacks and by changes to American policy at all levels: in our foreign and defence policy and in our economic and domestic security affairs.