Conversations with Canadian Leaders: Canada as an Asia Pacific Nation

Why focus on Canada as an Asia Pacific nation? Asia’s economic and political rise in the 21st century is redefining traditional approaches to governance, diplomacy, and international trade. Over the next decade, Canada’s relationship with other Asia Pacific nations will depend on how Canadians view their role in this increasingly important region.

Conversations with Canadian Leaders: Canada as an Asia Pacific Nation explores the mindset of Canadian leaders at a time when Asia’s economic growth is reshaping global dynamics and countries are rethinking their approach to the region.

As part of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada-led National Conversation on Asia, the Public Policy Forum conducted in-depth, face-to-face interviews with leaders from academia, industry associations, unions, non-profits, as well as the private and public sectors to assess their views of Canada as an Asia Pacific nation.

By engaging a cross-section of leadership in our country, we hope to better understand perceptions of Canada’s role in the Asia Pacific region and the actions needed to build stronger trans-Pacific relations.