The State of Canadian Consular Services with Patricia Fortier

PODCAST

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.

Participant Biographies:

  • 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.

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