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Bob Rae reflects on Canada's role in an increasingly unstable world
Canada Day weekend is traditionally a time when many wave the flag and mark our nation’s birthday however you see fit. But one thing is clearer this Canada Day weekend than others in recent memory: Just how much our country is intertwined with the wider world – from the pandemic to climate change and the war in Ukraine. And how Canada chooses to respond to those issues in no small way will define our place in the world and shape how the world sees us. Looking back on two years in his role as Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Bob Rae shares his thoughts on the limitations and successes of the UN, Canada’s commitment to fighting the war in Ukraine, how we can help the record number of displaced people around the world, and what Canadians can do to stave off despair in troubled times.