3.01.39 - “A re-elected Liberal government will: Work with G7, NATO, and likeminded partners to develop and expand collective responses to arbitrary detention, economic coercion, cyber threats, foreign interference in democratic processes, and egregious violations of human rights, including through the use of sanctions, support for international institutions, and coordinated action to reinforce the rules of international trade”
“We, the Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), met in Elmau on 26-28 June 2022, at a critical juncture for the global community, to make progress towards an equitable world. As open democracies adhering to the rule of law, we are driven by shared values and bound by our commitment to the rules-based multilateral order and to universal human rights. As outlined in our Statement on support for Ukraine, standing in unity to support the government and people of Ukraine in their fight for a peaceful, prosperous and democratic future, we will continue to impose severe and immediate economic costs on President Putin’s regime for its unjustifiable war of aggression against Ukraine, while stepping up our efforts to counter its adverse and harmful regional and global impacts, including with a view to helping secure global energy and food security as well as stabilising the economic recovery”
“Since Russia’s illegal occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea in 2014, Canada has imposed sanctions on more than 2,500 individuals and entities in Russia, Belarus,Ukraine and Moldova. Many of these sanctions have been undertaken in coordination with Canada’s allies and partners”
“At the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada led the establishment of the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism as a coordinated effort with our allies to confront the threat of disinformation and protect G7 democracies from foreign threats. Since then, the program has played a key role in detecting and identifying foreign interference and state-sponsored disinformation against democracies and also in monitoring federal elections in Canada”
“Budget 2022 proposes to provide $13.4 million over five years, starting in 2022-23, with $2.8 million ongoing to Global Affairs Canada to renew and expand the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism”
“$252 million over five years, with $160 million in remaining amortization, to lay the groundwork for North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) modernization and sustain existing continental and Arctic defence capabilities”
All the sources identified point in the direction of fulfilling the promise. However, there is a lack of information on coordinated measures to strengthen international trade rules.
« La ministre des Affaires étrangères, Mélanie Joly, dit également vouloir renforcer une convention internationale dirigée par le Canada qui condamne la détention arbitraire (ou la diplomatie des otages) afin qu’elle ait plus de mordant. »