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Question 4: Security

In promoting the security of Canadians, where should our priorities lie? Should Canada give a higher priority to military combat operations? To sectors such as intelligence gathering and analysis? Or should we focus on broader security measures, such as combatting environmental degradation and the spread of infectious disease? What should be our distinctive role in promoting global security?



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Date: 2003-05-01 19:46:20
No we should not give higher priority to military combat operations. Our role as peacekeepers is important, but prevention of war is far more important. We need to focus on broader measures, such as combatting enveronmental degradation and infectious disease, and ensuring that all peoples have their basic human needs met. The rights and needs of indigenous peoples are particularly important in promoting global security.
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