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Global governance, Centre for the Study of Global Japan

Testimony at the House of Commons Special Committee on the Canada–People’s Republic of China Relationship

On February 5th, 2024, Deanna Horton, Distinguished Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, testified at the House of Commons Special Committee to provide recommendations for Canada in navigating its relationship with China and the Indo-Pacific. Horton began by emphasizing the importance of Canada supporting Arctic development, particularly as Indo-Pacific nations such as China, South Korea, and Japan continue to grow their engagement with the region. She recommended that Canada should grow its technological investments in the Arctic as well as partner with other NATO nations and focus on Arctic economic resilience. Horton stressed the importance of the large Asian diaspora in Canada as a source of human capital and their invaluable role in Canada’s involvement in Indo-Pacific markets. Lastly, Horton recommended that Canada partner with other democratic nations in the region, specifically Japan and South Korea, noting that Canada has much to benefit from the technological advancements and business expertise of the two nations.

The full testimony can be viewed here.