October 17, 2017
On today's 'Global Exchange' Podcast, we take an in-depth look at the state of Canadian consular services. Join Colin in conversation with Patricia Fortier, a former Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for Security, Consular, and Emergency Management at Global Affairs Canada, for a discussion on how Canada uses its consular services, the current stresses facing Canadian system, and why a Canadian consular presence is so important throughout the world.
- Colin Robertson (host): A former Canadian diplomat, Colin Robertson is Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and a Senior Advisor to Dentons LLP.
- Patricia Fortier: a retired Canadian diplomat whose career focused on political relations, governance, international security, consular/crisis management, and trade/investment. She acted most recently as Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for Security, Consular, and Emergency Management in Global Affairs Canada.
- "From lost passports to international kidnappings, consular policy needs a refresher" - Christina Spencer (Ottawa Citizen)
- Patricia Fortier - "A Short History of Nearly Everything" - by Bill Bryson