Emerging Security Challenges for Canada in the Coming Decade

Reimagining a Canadian National Security Strategy Report No. 3

October 19, 2021

The range of national security threats, both new and traditional, now facing Canada changes the risk spectrum that Canada must address. This enhanced risk spectrum will require clear directions and priorities if Canada is to manage emergent risks, combined with traditional risks, in a way that mitigates their impact on Canada’s residents and on its sovereignty as an independent and democratic country. Canada’s response to this new risk spectrum requires a “society-wide” commitment. The authors suggest recommendations that should be considered as part of this response.

About the Authors

Hugh Segal is the Matthews Distinguished Fellow in Global Public Policy in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, and senior advisor at Aird & Berlis LLP in Toronto, Canada.

Ann Fitz-Gerald is director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs and a professor in Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of Political Science.