CIGI Senior Fellow John Ibbitson speaks at a recent CIGI Global Policy Forum in Ottawa, Ontario on the topic of his recent paper, "The Big Break: The Conservative Transformation of Canada's Foreign Policy."

In the years since the January 2006 election, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s three Conservative governments have pursued a foreign policy so unlike what came before that it could be called the big break. 

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