Reinventing Canada

Smith, Jordan Michael
March 2012
World Affairs;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 174 Issue 6, p21
Academic Journal
The article focuses on how Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has changed Canadian politics since taking office in 2006. Topics include his criticism of Libya, Iran, and North Korea in a United Nations speech in September of 2011, his aggressive advocacy of Canada in international and foreign policy, and his monarchist conservatism as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. Information is provided on Harper's increase in Canadian military spending and his insistence that Canadian troops be sent to aid in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) mission in the Libyan conflict in 2011.


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