44th Parliament, 1st Session
(November 22, 2021 - Present)

Canada's Diplomatic Capacity

Last meeting: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
On Wednesday, November 8, 2023, the committee adopted the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), and that given:

(i) democracy and the rules-based system that has kept Canada and our allies safe facing its greatest challenges in decades;

(ii) the impact of this growing geopolitical turbulence, uncertainty, and unpredictability on Canadians; and

(iii) the launch of the future of diplomacy initiative at Global Affairs Canada;

the committee undertake a study of the capacity of Global Affairs Canada to:

(a) effectively engage with our allies and partners, as well as demonstrate leadership within key multilateral organizations;

(b) plan ahead for future geopolitical shifts, crises, and opportunities;

(c) maintain a talented, well-equipped, and properly supported diplomatic corps; and

(d) protect Canadians abroad and review the committee report entitled “Strengthening the Canadian Consular Service Today and for the Future”, adopted during the 1st Session, 42nd Parliament and the achievement of its recommendations;

That the study consist of a maximum of four meetings to take place preferably before the end of 2023;

That a preliminary list of proposed witnesses be submitted no later than Thursday, November 16, 2023;

That the Minister of Foreign Affairs and departmental officials from Global Affairs Canada be invited to appear before the committee; and

That the committee report its findings to the House.


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