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Chris Alexander / @calxandr

Former diplomat and minister of citizenship and immigration, Canada

Chris Alexander joined the Canadian foreign service in 1991, and served two tours at the Canadian embassy in Moscow, including as deputy head of mission. He was Canada’s first resident ambassador to Afghanistan (2003-05) and Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General (DSRSG) for Afghanistan (2005-09). He was also an assistant to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and G7/G8 Sherpa (1996-7) and deputy director of the Eastern Europe Division (1997-2000). He was later MP for Ajax-Pickering (2011-15), Parliamentary Secretary for National Defence (2011-13) and Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (2013-15), as well as a candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada with policies for a ‘New Canada,’ including on Ukraine. He is a Distinguished Fellow with the Canadian International Council and the Macdonald Laurier Institute.

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Confronting Russia

Confronting Russia

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March 9, 2022

Putin’s war in Ukraine is the culmination of a century of failures to hold Russia to account for irredentism and war

Sanction Pakistan

Sanction Pakistan

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August 20, 2021

Canada’s first ambassador to Afghanistan on why Pakistan must pay a price for invading its neighbour.