Canada’s Indo-Pacific future

Hugh Stephens / @HughPrincipal

Distinguished fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and executive fellow at the School of Public Policy of the University of Calgary

Hugh Stephens is vice chair of the Canadian Committee on Pacific Economic Cooperation, a distinguished fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and executive fellow at the School of Public Policy of the University of Calgary. He is a former president of the Victoria branch of the Canadian International Council.

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Canada’s Indo-Pacific future

Canada’s Indo-Pacific future

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November 18, 2020

Canada must diversify its relationships in the region to avoid over-dependence on China or getting stuck in the role of junior partner to the United States.

Canada and Chinese SOEs

Canada and Chinese SOEs

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October 29, 2013

It’s time to rationally address the opportunities and policy challenges that Chinese State-owned enterprises in Canada present, says Hugh Stephens.

Stephens: Which Republican candidate would be best for Canada?

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January 18, 2012

Let’s think outside the box for a minute. Maybe the best candidate for Canada would be the most extreme and non-mainstream of the Republican candidates (Rick Santorum? Ron Paul?)— because this will assure an Obama victory! Although the Republicans have always been more pro-free trade, the current obsession of elements of the party with isolationism, […]

Stephens: What is Canada’s biggest international opportunity in 2012?

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January 11, 2012

Hilary Clinton has called the 21st century “America’s Pacific Century”. She notes that “harnessing Asia’s growth and dynamism is central to American economic and strategic interests and a key priority…. Open markets in Asia provide the United States with unprecedented opportunities for investment, trade, and access to cutting-edge technology. Our economic recovery at home will […]

Stephens: How can the G20 help save the euro zone?

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November 9, 2011

The question presupposes that the G20 CAN save the Euro zone. It can’t, although it can make the situation worse by inaction. Unfortunately at this point in its existence, the G20 has little cohesion and is more of an episodic “crisis management” event than an institution that can really do anything substantive. Any substantive response […]