Canadian culture an important pillar of Canada’s foreign affairs policy: Graham
News | 03/27/2003 5:00 am EST
Foreign Affairs minister Bill Graham noted that projecting Canadian values and culture is an important third pillar of the country's foreign policy in a speech given on March 22. Speaking to representatives of Canadian arts organizations at the Canadian Arts Summit in Banff, the minister also noted that Canadian artists have a role to contribute to his department's ongoing Dialogue on Foreign Policy. The initiative launched in January involves public consultation, town hall meetings, written submissions and expert round tables on where Canada's foreign policy should be heading. Below is an excerpt from his speech.