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International Relations

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Afghanistan

Liberal

  • Provide humanitarian assistance.
  • Work with allies to protect democratic & human rights.
  • Facilitate safe passage & resettlement of Afghan citizens.
  • Increase the number of eligible refugees from 20K to 40K.

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Canadian Culture

Liberal

  • Mandate BCD & EDC to support the growth of creative industries in new markets.
  • Launch a new cultural diplomacy strategy with an annual budget of $20M.

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China

Liberal

  • Expand the coalition of states supporting Canada's initiative to condemn & eradicate the practice of arbitrary detention.
  • Advance an action plan to coordinate collective international responses to specific incidents of arbitrary detention.

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Conservative

  • Work with allies to decouple critical supply chains from China.
  • Recognise the Uyghur genocide and ban imports produced by enslaved Uyghur labour.
  • End special treatment to Hong Kong.
  • Ban Huawei from Canada's 5G infrastructure.
  • Sanction human rights offenders in China.

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NDP

  • Work with allies to lead a robust & coordinated international response to China's disregard of the rule of law.
  • Call out human rights abuses by China.
  • Protect Hong Kong pro-democracy asylum seekers.
  • Provide support for those facing threats by Chinese government entities here in Canada.

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Climate Change

NDP

Help low-income countries deal with the impacts of climate change, including climate financing to help protect the people most vulnerable.
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Green

  • Submit a revised National Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement reflecting a 60% reduction below 2005 levels by 2030.
  • Ramp up climate financing to USD 4B/year to support climate mitigation, adaptation, & loss & damage in developing countries.
  • Support local green infrastructure in developing countries.

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Corruption

Liberal

Help establish an International Anti-Corruption Court.

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Conservative

Advance the idea of an International Corruption Court.

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Global Health

Liberal

Donate at least 200M vaccine doses to vulnerable populations worldwide through COVAX by the end of 2022, & provide additional funding for testing & production.

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NDP

  • Generously support global efforts to make vaccines freely available to the most vulnerable.
  • Support the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Waiver to waive intellectual property restrictions on manufacturing vaccines.
  • Contribute more to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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Global Peace

NDP

  • Support nuclear disarmament.
  • Recommit to peacekeeping.
  • Make sure Canadian-made weapons aren't fuelling conflict & human rights abuses abroad.
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Human Rights

Liberal

  • Eradicate forced labour from Canadian supply chains.
  • Make democracy & human rights a core strategic priority.
  • Establish a Canadian Centre for Peace, Order & Good Government.
  • Enable embassy staff to support feminists, LGBTQ2 activists, & human rights defenders by quadrupling annual investment in the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives.
  • Provide new funding for the Women's Voice & Leadership Program.

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Conservative

  • Revise supply chain legislation to not import products made with slave labour.
  • Create an International Human Rights Advisory Committee.
  • Advocate for persecuted sexual minorities.
  • Allow Parliament & citizens' groups to petition for officials to be listed under the Magnitsky Law.

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NDP

Make sure Canadian-made weapons aren't fuelling conflict & human rights abuses abroad.
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India

Conservative

  • Resume free trade talks with India.
  • Propose regular joint security exercises with India.
  • Pursue a long-term strategic nuclear energy and energy transition partnership.
  • Launch technology, medicine, energy, and infrastructure initiatives, with clearly articulated objectives.
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International Development

Liberal

  • Increase international development assistance every year towards 2030 to realise the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Provide new funding for girls' & refugees' education.
  • Double funding to grassroots women's rights organisations.
  • Provide greater assistance to people living with disabilities in developing countries.

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Conservative

  • Maintain current aid levels while realigning international development programs.
  • Avoid funding the Belt & Road initiative.
  • Legislate $250M/y allocation to build resilience in fragile democracies.
  • Reform "Direction & Control" regulation.
  • Deploy a "Canadian Innovation Relief" fund.

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NDP

  • Increase Canada's international development assistance, with the goal of contributing 0.7% of Gross National Income.
  • Help low-income countries deal with the impacts of climate change, including climate financing to help protect the people most vulnerable.
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Iran

Liberal

  • Work with international partners to hold Iran accountable for shooting down PS752, & continue to provide support to the families & loved ones of the victims.
  • Advance Canada's Safer Skies Initiative.

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Conservative

  • Impose Magnitsky sanctions on human rights violators in Iran.
  • Designate the IRGC as a terrorist entity.
  • Demand justice and compensation for the families of victims of downed Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752, and apply Magnitsky sanctions on those responsible.

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Israel & Palestine

Conservative

  • Declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel & move the Canadian embassy there.
  • Boycott Durban IV.
  • Oppose ICC involvement in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
  • Promote religious status quo regarding Al-Aqsa / Temple Mount.
  • Expand trade & investment with Palestinian territories.

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NDP

  • Work towards a just & lasting two-state solution that respects human rights & upholds international law.
  • Play an active role in advancing peace, including by suspending arms sales to Israel until the end of the occupation.
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La Francaphonie

Liberal

Celebrate Canada’s unique francophone cultures through the promotion of the French language across Canada's diplomatic missions & in transforming the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.

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Conservative

Encourage economic cooperation between democratic member countries of the OIF, and facilitate trade and investment between Canadian companies and OIF countries, particularly between Canada and Africa.
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Lebanon

Liberal

Convene a multilateral meeting with international allies to raise additional humanitarian funds & build consensus on how to support & establish enduring democracy in Lebanon.

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Religious Freedom

Conservative

Mandate an Office of Religious Freedom and Conscience following Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Ukraine

Liberal

Extend Canada's support to Ukraine against Russian aggression through Operation Unifier.

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Conservative

  • Allow visa-free travel for Ukrainians visiting Canada.
  • Expand Operation UNIFIER in Ukraine.
  • Extend Operation REASSURANCE in Eastern Europe.
  • Restore the provision of RADARSAT-2 data to Ukraine.
  • Provide defensive military aide.
  • Support democratic reforms.

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United Nations

Conservative

  • Audit all Canadian positions in multilateral institutions, in relation to national interests.
  • Advocate against the International Criminal Court becoming a political body.
  • Pursue reform of the UN Human Rights Council to prohibit human rights abusers from becoming members.
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