Positioning Canada in the Shifting Global Order: Our Priorities for the 2018 G7 Summit

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May 31, 2018

On today's 'Global Exchange' Podcast, we begin a new series on positioning Canada in a shifting international order. Today's episode, recorded during our May 8th foreign policy conference in Ottawa, features Canada's Deputy Minister and Sherpa for the G7 Summit, Peter Boehm, discussing the priorities for Canada at this year's G7 in Quebec, and the likely obstacles world leaders will have to face at the Summit.

Participant Biographies:

  • Colin Robertson (host): A former Canadian diplomat, Colin Robertson is Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
  • Peter Boehm: Deputy Minister for the G7 Summit and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister (Sherpa) since July 2017, Peter had previously been Deputy Minister of International Development, Associate, and, subsequently, Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. A career foreign service officer, he served as Ambassador to Germany from 2008 to 2012 and previously in the department as Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas, North America and Consular Affairs.

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