In the Resources section of the RHOMA website, you will find a collection of useful information on Canada’s international relations, including listings of publications by former heads of mission and other Canadian diplomats, links to international studies libraries, relevant speeches by political leaders and excerpts from conferences and round tables on international affairs.



Speeches by Political Leaders


Canada’s Role on the Global Stage

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations, August 21, 2019.

PM Trudeau to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations

A Stronger Canada in a Turbulent World

Transcript of speech by The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition, to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations, May 7 , 2019




Conferences and Round Tables


Canadian International Council, Victoria branch: The Future of Canadian Diplomacy (September 25, 2019)

“The Future of Canadian Diplomacy”, a timely panel coming just before the October federal election, that examines the current state of Canadian diplomacy, and future challenges facing the profession.

The panel features two former Canadian ambassadors, Jillian Stirk and Marc Lortie; Pam Isfeld, President of the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers, and former CBC correspondent Patrick Brown, with an introduction from former Canadian Ambassador to Thailand, Phil Calvert. CIC Victoria President, Chris Kilford, is the moderator.

See it here on YouTube

Is Canada Back? Canadian Foreign Policy and the 2019 Election (June 5, 2019)

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Rob Oliphant, Conservative Foreign Affairs Critic Erin O’Toole, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Guy Caron and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May discuss Canadian foreign policy and the 2019 election.

This event was organized by the Centre for International Policy Studies, the Canadian International Council – National Capital Branch and the Canadian Retired Heads of Mission Association. (June 5, 2019)

See video:



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