The way forward for Canadian digital diplomacy

The new Liberal government has an opportunity to leverage foreign policy initiatives by embracing a digital diplomacy that learns from other countries.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a selfie with supporters at the swearing-in ceremony Nov. 4.
Julian Dierkes
Published: Wednesday, 11/18/2015 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 11/18/2015 1:27 am EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has sent mandate letters to members of cabinet urging them to strive for all-around openness. Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion’s letter went one step further, asking him specifically to “revitalize Canada’s public diplomacy, stakeholder engagement, and co-operation with partners in Canada and abroad." Without using the terminology, this charts a course toward digital diplomacy.

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