Disasters and dividends: An Asia-Pacific strategy for Canada

Canada must define a new strategy to help with regional security.

DND Photo: MCpl. Marc-Andre Gaudreault
Canadian soldiers in November 2013 watch as a local child tries to help them build an evacuation shelter to let kids regain access to their classrooms being used by Typhoon Haiyan evacuees in the Philippines.
Jesse MacLean, Andrew McCauley, Emily Newcombe
Published: Wednesday, 07/23/2014 12:00 am EDT

Countries that show themselves to be committed and dependable partners in handling shared challenges can expect greater dividends in their diplomatic and economic relations. This is particularly true in the Asia-Pacific region, where governments value reliability in their relationships. Canada must reassert itself as a valuable asset in this region, given the Canadian government’s argument that strong economic growth has made Asia vital to this country's future prosperity.

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