Media Advisory

The World At Home In Canada
Are We Facing An International Relations Crisis?

October 28, 2005 - Ottawa, Ontario - On Monday, October 31st a poll, conducted by Innovative Research Group, measuring the impact of cultural, linguistic and regional differences on how Canadians perceive their foreign and defence policy interests will be released by the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI) and Carleton University, Laval University, Queen's University, University of Montreal/McGill University (The REGIS), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Canada Institute) and The Dominion Institute. Extensive immigration has altered the make-up of Canada. The nation is far different than it was even 50 years ago while divisions between French and English-speaking Canadians over Canada's role in the world appear to be more acute than they were during the Cold War. The poll seeks to measure Canadians' views on a number of key foreign and defence policy questions based on language, ethnicity, region and length of stay in Canada. The poll will serve as a source of discussion for the 2005 CDFAI Annual Ottawa Conference The World in Canada: Demographics, Diversity & Domestic Politics in Canadian Foreign Policy.

2005 CDFAI Annual Ottawa Conference
The World in Canada: Demographics, Diversity & Domestic Politics in Canadian Foreign Policy

National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
October 31 - November 1, 2005

News Conference/Poll Release
Date Monday, October 31st, 2005
Time 10:30 a.m.
Location The National Arts Centre
53 Elgin Street, at Confederation Square
Ottawa, Ontario

For more information, contact:
Janice Andersson
External Relations Manager, CDFAI
(403) 667-6011 jandersson@cdfai.org

2005 CDFAI Annual Ottawa Conference
The World In Canada: Demographics, Diversity & Domestic Politics In Canadian Foreign Policy
National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
October 31 - November 1, 2005

Agenda

DAY 1
Monday, October 31 ACTIVITY
815-830 David Bercuson Opening Remarks

830-900 Key Note Address: Multiculturalism and Canadian Foreign Policy
J. L. Granatstein

900-1030 Panel 1: Canadian Public Opinion Chair-David Bercuson
Evan Potter, Greg Lyle

1035-1055 Coffee Break

1030-1130 News Conference - Release of Poll Results

1100-1230 Panel 2: Does Demography and Domestic Politics Matter? Chair-William Hogg
Adam Chapnick, Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon, David Haglund

1230-1330 Lunch

1335-1505 Panel 3: Québec and Canadian Foreign Policy Chair-Jean-Sébastien Rioux
Stéphane Roussel, Charles Alexandre Théorêt, Nelson Michaud, Béatrice Richard

1510-1525 Coffee Break

1530-1700 Panel 4: Is Canadian Foreign Policy Democratic? Chair-Charles Pentland
Kim Nossal, Heather Smith, Christian Leuprecht, Todd Hataley

Day 2

Tuesday,November1
ACTIVITY
0830-1000 Panel 5: Generational Differences in Canadian Foreign Policy Chair- Gérard Hervouet
David Eaves, Mark McLaughlin, Mercedes Stephenson

1005-1020 Coffee Break

1025-1205 Panel 6: The Role of Diasporas in the Making of Canadian Foreign Policy Chair-David Carment
Sami Aoun, Philippe Bourbeau, Rudi Robinson, Lubomyr Luciuk

1210-1230 Presentation: Foreign Nationals and US Foreign Policy Dr. Marc Rosenblum

1230-1315 Lunch

1320-1445 Breakout Session
1450-1545 Concluding Debate\Session William Hogg

1550-1600 Closing Remarks David Carment

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