Twitterati 2016: The Canadian Foreign Policy Edition

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December 21, 2016
Illustration by Danielle Bennett

As global interest in Canada continues, and new voices from academia and politics emerge on social media, this year OpenCanada shines a light on Canadian foreign policy Twitterati.  

This group differs from our past lists, which have highlighted Canadians doing great work abroad and Canadians making valuable additions to foreign policy conversations at large. There are many recognizable names that continue to fall into those previous categories but which you will not find below.

Instead, we want to bring attention to those commenting directly on Canada's foreign policies — the decisions made by the Canadian government that impact the world and those policies influenced by global events that affect the lives of Canadians. Our hope is that this list continues to grow, in size and diversity, within Canada. 

Here are more than 100 online influencers who tweet on Canadian foreign policy. Get to know each one with our interactive list below.

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    Stephanie Carvin

    Stephanie Carvin is an assistant professor at Carleton University’s NPSIA, researching war, technology, law and security. Her tweets on Canada and international relations in general are insightful and often feature tongue-in-cheek commentary enhanced by entertaining GIFs.
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    Christopher Sands

    Christopher Sands is a senior research professor and director of the Center for Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He tweets on Canada, U.S.-Canada relations and North America.
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    Steve Saideman

    Steve Saideman, Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University, and currently an SSRC Abe Fellow, focuses on civil-military relations, NATO, ethnic conflict and Canadian defence. His feed features thoughtful and frank analysis on the news of the day, links to his work and retweets of colleagues’ commentary.
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    Philippe Lagassé

    Philippe Lagassé is an associate professor and the William and Jeanie Barton Chair at Carleton University’s NPSIA, focusing on defence policy and the Westminster system. He tweets on a range of subjects including parliamentary politics, Queen Elizabeth and academic life.
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    Kyle Matthews

    Kyle Matthews is the executive director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) at Concordia University. Follow him for tweets on the latest MIGS events, the conflict in Syria and global terrorism (and the occasional gripe against the Montreal metro).
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    Roland Paris

    Roland Paris, former foreign policy advisor to Justin Trudeau, is the University Research Chair in International Security and Governance at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He tweets on all things related to Canadian foreign policy, from trade to peacekeeping, as well as world politics, recently expressing worry over the proliferation of fake news stories in the age of Donald Trump.
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    David Welch

    David Welch is the CIGI Chair of Global Security at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and a professor of political science at the University of Waterloo. He shares information about international affairs events, links to reads for his students and, as an added bonus, tidbits related to his love of birds.
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    Lynette Ong

    Lynette Ong is a political science professor and a China specialist at the University of Toronto, interested in development, authoritarian politics and social movements. She tweets and shares links about both Canadian and Chinese news (and sometimes a combination of the two).
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    Alex Neve

    Alex Neve is Amnesty International Canada’s secretary general. He tweets about what Canadians can do to help further human rights abroad and Indigenous rights here in Canada, while updating followers on Amnesty’s work around the world.
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    Bessma Momani

    Bessma Momani is a professor at the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and is also a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and Brookings Doha. She tweets from various Canadian conferences, and her feed offers insight on Middle Eastern politics, with particular regard to the wars in Syria and Yemen.
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    Stéfanie von Hlatky

    Stéfanie von Hlatky is a professor of international relations at Queen’s University’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP) and is the founder of Women In International Security Canada. She highlights issues affecting women in foreign policy, shares news about the UN and NATO related to Canada, and posts about CIDP events.
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    Michael Byers

    Michael Byers is the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia. He tweets about Canada-Russia relations in the Arctic, advocates for Canadian leadership on the global stage and comments on various elements of Justin Trudeau’s foreign policy decisions.
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    Robert Greenhill

    Robert Greenhill, a CIGI fellow, has served as managing director and chief business officer at the World Economic Forum, and as president and deputy minister of the Canadian International Development Agency. He has positive things to say on Twitter about development assistance and funding announcements made by the government, and is also a fan of CETA and Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney.
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    Laura Dawson

    Laura Dawson is the director of the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. She posts links to research from the institute and tweets about a host of issues related to Canada, from trade to Canada-Mexico relations, and what Donald Trump will mean for Canadian prosperity.
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    Mark Kersten

    Mark Kersten is a postgraduate researcher, teacher and international criminal justice consultant based at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He tweets on and shares posts related to the International Criminal Court and the role Canada can play in pursuing justice on the world stage.
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    Heather Exner-Pirot

    Heather Exner-Pirot is the editor of Arctic Yearbook and a strategist for outreach and Indigenous engagement at the University of Saskatchewan. She uses her Twitter feed to assess Canada-Russia relations, examine issues facing Indigenous communities in the North, and argue for an innovative Arctic foreign policy.
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    John McArthur

    John McArthur is a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, and a senior advisor to the UN Foundation. Through his Twitter feed, he is constantly questioning what role Canada can play in the world, particularly with regards to leadership on global sustainable development.
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    Tzeporah Berman

    Tzeporah Berman is an adjunct professor for York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies and works as a strategic advisor to a number of First Nations, environmental organizations and philanthropic foundations on climate and energy issues. Through her Twitter feed she comments on the Trudeau government’s environmental policies, framed against its COP21 promises.
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    Taylor Owen

    Taylor Owen is an assistant professor of digital media and global affairs at the University of British Columbia. He is also a senior fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia School of Journalism, and the editor-in-chief of OpenCanada.org. The topics of his tweets range from surveillance in Canada to the rise of fake news in an age of Donald Trump.
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    David Carment

    David Carment is a professor of international affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University and a fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. He tweets out links to articles and podcasts having to do with Canadian diplomacy and foreign policy, as well as news out of NPSIA.
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    Erin Hunt

    Erin Hunt is the program coordinator for Mines Action Canada. She tweets about Canada and other countries’ involvement in formalizing and expanding deliberations on lethal autonomous weapons, Canadian activity at the UN, and the international fight to ban nuclear weapons.
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    Julian Dierkes

    Julian Dierkes is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia’s Institute of Asian Research. He is a frequent visitor to Mongolia and tweets about Canada-Mongolia relations, as well as various other elements of Canadian foreign policy.
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    Justin Massie

    Justin Massie is a professor of political science at the Université du Québec à Montréal. He tweets in French and English about the Canadian government’s foreign policy decisions in areas like peacekeeping, NATO and arms sales.
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    Francois Audet

    Francois Audet is professor at the School of Management of the Université du Québec à Montréal and the scientific director of the Canadian Research Institute on Humanitarian Crisis and Aid. He frequently shares articles on world affairs and news about the Canadian government’s actions abroad at summits and conferences. He tweets in French and English.
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    Michael Petrou

    Michael Petrou is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist and author, and a non-resident fellow at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. He is also a regular contributor to OpenCanada.org and this year's recipient of the 2017 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship. His feed features both his thoughts on the Canadian government’s foreign policy and links to his own reporting on the fight for Mosul, Canadian relations with Iran, the making of Kurdistan, and more.
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    Madelaine Drohan

    Madelaine Drohan is the Canada correspondent for The Economist. Her tweets cover a wide range of issues related to Canadian politics and foreign policy, from free trade and the CETA deal to how Canada can be an example for the rest of the world.
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    Ashifa Kassam

    Ashifa Kassam is a correspondent for The Guardian in Canada. She shares links to various Guardian articles related to Canadian international relations, most recently on what Donald Trump’s win might mean for NAFTA and Mexican immigration to Canada.
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    Murray Brewster

    Murray Brewster is senior defence writer for CBC News, based in Ottawa. His Twitter feed covers all elements of Canada’s defence policy as it relates to the world, including the government’s ongoing decision-making process regarding future peacekeeping operations and Canada’s contribution to the fight against ISIS.
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    Ian Austen

    Ian Austen is the Canada correspondent for The New York Times. In addition to sharing NYT articles on Canadian affairs, in recent months he has tweeted about Justin Trudeau’s visit to the United Nations and what the prime minister’s challenges will be with Donald Trump in office.
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    Steven Chase

    Steven Chase is a parliamentary reporter for The Globe and Mail. His tweets cover stories related to various elements of Canadian foreign and defence policy, such as the exporting of arms by Canadian companies, Canada’s training of Kurdish military forces in the fight against ISIS, and growing Chinese influence here in Canada.
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    Justin Ling

    Justin Ling is VICE News’ Canadian features editor. As his Twitter bio puts it, he covers “politics/defence/surveillance/people screwing up,” providing Canadians with the view from both Ottawa and Toronto.
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    Lisa Laventure

    Lisa Laventure is a producer with CBC's Parliamentary Bureau, covering foreign policy, immigration and national security. She tweets out the latest in foreign news related to both Canada and the world at large.
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    David Pugliese

    David Pugliese is an Ottawa Citizen reporter covering issues related to the Canadian military, like the defence department’s aging fighter jets, our soldiers’ efforts to prop up Kurdish troops in the fight against ISIS, and Canada’s planned contribution to NATO’s efforts in Latvia.
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    Lee Berthiaume

    Lee Berthiaume is a political reporter at The Canadian Press covering national defence and veterans’ affairs. He tweets and retweets news related to the Canadian government’s peacekeeping plans, Canada’s military and financial contributions abroad, the government’s plans for its aging fighter jets, and more.
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    Terry Glavin

    Terry Glavin is a columnist for the Ottawa Citizen and the National Post. Follow him for sharp and witty commentary on a range of issues relating to Canadian foreign policy, from relations with China to the conflict in Syria.
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    Mike Blanchfield

    Mike Blanchfield is a journalist with The Canadian Press and a journalism instructor at Carleton University. He posts various tweets on national and international affairs, from statements from Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion to updates on Canada’s activities at the United Nations.
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    John Stackhouse

    John Stackhouse, former Globe and Mail editor-in-chief, is now with the Royal Bank of Canada, but still tweets prolifically on issues related to Canadian foreign policy, sharing photos and quotes from various conferences and events.
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    Glen McGregor

    Glen McGregor is a Parliament Hill correspondent with CTV News. He tweets and retweets about Justin Trudeau’s foreign travels and the latest on CETA and the TPP, interspersed with commentary on Donald Trump.
  • media

    Amanda Connolly

    Amanda Connolly is a national security reporter at iPolitics, tweeting recently about issues related to surveillance and privacy. Follow her for updates from press conferences and parliamentary committees.
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    Mercedes Stephenson

    Mercedes Stephenson is a reporter with CTV National News. She tweets on politics, defence and foreign policy, and often uses her feed to share her journalistic investigations and report from Question Period and press conferences.
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    Robert Steiner

    Robert Steiner is the director of Fellowships in Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He uses his Twitter feed to share articles written by Munk School journalism students, many of which touch on different elements of Canadian foreign policy.
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    Affan Chowdhry

    Affan Chowdhry is The Globe and Mail’s deputy foreign editor. He tweets often on Canadian and American foreign policy, and shares articles written by The Globe’s correspondents abroad.
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    Stephen Wicary

    Stephen Wicary is a news editor at Bloomberg, based in Ottawa. Follow him for tweets that fall at the intersection of Canadian economic and foreign policy.
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    Doug Saunders

    Doug Saunders is The Globe and Mail's international affairs columnist. In addition to tweeting about Canadian foreign policy, Saunders' feed also consists of tweets about U.S. politics, Middle East issues and European policy.
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    Stephen Maher

    Stephen Maher is the executive editor of iPolitics. Follow his feed for news on Canadian and American politics, the journalism industry and some very tongue-in-cheek RTs.
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    Tamara Khandaker

    Tamara Khandaker is a reporter for VICE News Canada. Follow her for tweets on government surveillance and security, terrorism and civil liberities. She also shares the work of her colleagues.
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    Alexander Panetta

    Alexander Panetta is the Washington correspondent for The Canadian Press. He tweets about U.S.-Canada relations, U.S. politics and, occasionally, hockey.
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    Michelle Shephard

    Michelle Shephard is a reporter for the Toronto Star, covering national security, as well an author and documentary filmmaker. She tweets from and about far flung places, including Somalia. Follow her for news and analysis on terrorism and conflict.
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    Jean-Frédéric Légaré-Tremblay

    Jean-Frédéric Légaré-Tremblay is a contributor to Le Devoir and L'actualité magazine. He is also a fellow with CERIUM, the centre for international studies with the Université de Montréal. Follow him for tweets in French on Canada's foreign policy.
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    Jennifer Ditchburn

    Jennifer Ditchburn is the Editor-in-Chief of Policy Options, a digital magazine associated with the Institute for Research on Public Policy. She retweets recent articles from IRPP and news regarding Canadian domestic and foreign policy.
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    Marco Chown Oved

    Marco Chown Oved is a Toronto Star reporter currently covering the Panama Papers and global tax evasion. In 2014, he reported on the links between Canadian foreign aid and mining. Follow him for the latest news regarding the Panama leaks.
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    Steven Zhou

    Steven Zhou is a Canadian writer with bylines in Al Jazeera English, CBC News, The Islamic Monthly and Buzzfeed. He tweets prolifically about foreign affairs, Canadian foreign policy and national security.
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    Stéphane Dion

    Stéphane Dion is Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs. Follow him for the latest announcements on Canadian foreign policy and to keep up to date with his diplomatic acitivies abroad.
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    Hélène Laverdière

    Hélène Laverdière is a Member of Parliament for the riding of Laurier—Sainte-Marie, Que. She is the New Democratic Party's critic for foreign affairs and tweets her personal views and those of the NDP on international events.
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    Peter Kent

    A former broadcast journalist, Peter Kent is now a Member of Parliament for the riding of Thornhill, Ont. He served as the Minister of the Environment under Stephen Harper and is now the Conservative Party's critic on foreign affairs.
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    David MacNaughton

    David MacNaughton is Canada’s ambassador to the United States and a life-long political strategist. He tweets about Canadian politics, Canada-U.S. relations and, occasionally, the Blue Jays.
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    Bruce A. Heyman

    Bruce A. Heyman is the U.S. ambassador to Canada. He is a 33-year veteran of Goldman Sachs and has served as a board member for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Bruce’s feed mostly features American politics and Canada-U.S. relations, but every so often he retweets facts about history and sports.
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    Paul Dewar

    Paul Dewar is a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, a board member of Partners in Health Canada, and the chair of Ottawa Centre Refugee Action. For nearly a decade he was the Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre (2006-2015). He tweets about Canadian politics, international affairs and human rights.
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    Harjit Sajjan

    Harjit Sajjan is the Minister of National Defence and a Member of Parliament for Vancouver South. Before entering politics, Sajjan was a detective for the Vancouver Police Department and a commander in the Canadian Armed Forced – the first Sikh-Canadian to hold that rank. He participated in four deployments: one to Bosnia and three to Afghanistan. He tweets updates on Canada’s defence policy, military involvement abroad and procurement.
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    Marie-Claude Bibeau

    Marie-Claude Bibeau is the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie and the Member of Parliament for Compton–Stanstead. Before political life, Bibeau held postings in Morocco and Benin for the former Canadian International Development Agency. She tweets about Canada’s international assistance file and is expected to deliver a new five-year plan for development assistance now that a review has concluded. She has a seat in the High-Level Advisory Group for Every Woman Every Child, a UN initiative, and often tweets about education and empowerment of women and girls.
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    Michael Grant

    Michael Grant is the deputy permanent representative at the Canadian Mission to the UN. He tweets about Canada’s engagement with the UN, from peacekeeping and development to Syria’s ongoing humanitarian crisis. If you follow him you’ll also get to see the colourful fish ties he wears every Friday.
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    Brian Herman

    Brian Herman recently retired from Canada’s foreign service after 42 years and eight postings abroad. His last role was as a special advisor for Canada-U.S.-Mexico relations. His feed features updates on North American trilateral relations and musings about Canadian foreign policy.
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    Katie Telford

    Katie Telford is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s chief of staff. She served as Trudeau’s campaign advisor during his successful bid for leadership in 2015 and worked as a political consultant for many Liberal leaders before joining Trudeau's team. Telford is a big advocate for increasing the number of women in the halls of power and often tweets about it. Follow her for foreign policy updates from on the ground in Ottawa.
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    Gerald Butts

    Gerald Butts is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary. The one-time environmental activist turned political brand crafter tweets mostly about Canadian politics, occasionally rebutting Conservatives online (especially Kevin O’Leary’s sporadic commentary) and offers his takes on global affairs.
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    Mathieu Bouchard

    Mathieu Bouchard is a senior advisor for the Prime Minister’s Office. He holds law degrees from McGill and Cambridge, and was involved in the Quebec sovereignty movement in the early ‘90s. Follow him to keep up with what the Liberals are up to in Ottawa.
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    Sandra McCardell

    Sandra McCardell is the Canadian high commissioner to South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Mauritius and Madagascar. Before her posting in southern Africa, McCardell was the ambassador for Morocco and Libya. She tweets about Canada’s development initiatives in the region, Middle East issues and the United Nations.
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    Ben Rowswell

    Ben Rowswell is Canada’s ambassador to Venezuela. He joined Foreign Affairs in 1993 as a policy officer for conflict management and peacekeeping and has been posted abroad in New York, Cairo, Baghdad, Kabul and Kandahar. His feed is mostly in Spanish and covers a range of topics from U.S. politics to Canadian foreign policy with regards to South America. He also posts photos of his travels around Venezuela.
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    Barbara Gibson

    Barbara Gibson is a career Canadian diplomat, and is currently the Secretary-General of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism. Gibson also was Canada’s ambassador to the OSCE in the early 2000s, and has been posted to the Canadian permanent mission to the United Nations and to the Canadian embassy in Washington D.C., where she followed Middle East and multilateral issues. She tweets about the UN, Canada-U.S. relations and international affairs.
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    Nadir Patel

    Nadir Patel is the high commissioner for Canada to India, and ambassador of Canada to Nepal and Bhutan. Follow him to stay updated on Canadian relations with South Asian countries.
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    Catherine McKenna

    Catherine McKenna is the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre. McKenna’s feed consists of a mash-up of environmental policy in Canada, photos from her travels and event appearances, and retweeted articles on international climate trends and green tech.
  • politics

    Chrystia Freeland

    Chrystia Freeland is the Minister of International Trade, and Member of Parliament for University-Rosedale. She keeps followers up to date with her travels abroad to meet her counterparts in trade, and retweets policy announcements.
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    John McCallum

    John McCallum is the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. He tweets updates from the government on immigration and refugee policy, his outreach to newcomers to Canada, and his engagements with leaders abroad. Follow him for the latest updates on Syrian refugee resettlement.
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    David Johnston

    David Johnston is the 28th Governor General of Canada and Representative of Her Majesty The Queen. His Twitter followers get frequent updates from his travels abroad. He often meets with world leaders and gives speeches across the globe and will post photos and videos online. Follow him for the latest updates from Rideau Hall.
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    Rick Savone

    Rick Savone is Canada’ ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil. He tweets about Canada-Brazil relations, South American politics and Canadian foreign policy more broadly.
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    Artur Wilczynski

    Artur Wilczynski is Canada’s ambassador to Norway. Prior to this role he was the Director General of the International Security and Intelligence Bureau, where he handled counter-terrorism, combating transnational organized crime, human smuggling and international defence relations. Despite his new posting in Oslo, Wilcynski often tweets about security and defence issues, Canadian foreign policy and NATO.
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    Shelley Whiting

    Shelley Whiting is the high commissioner of Canada in Sri Lanka and Canada's ambassador to Maldives. Whiting uses Twitter to further the empowerment of women and girls, and to document her travels around the region. She also tweets about development initiatives and human rights.
  • politics

    Deborah Lyons

    Deborah Lyons is Canada’s ambassador to Israel. Before being posted to Tel Aviv, she was Canada’s ambassador to Afghanistan. Follow her for updates on Canadian foreign policy in the Middle East and Canada-Israel relations.
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    Colin Robertson

    Colin Robertson is a former Canadian diplomat and a senior advisor to Dentons LLP. He is also vice president and fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He tweets mostly about Canada-U.S. relations and Canadian foreign policy.
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    Ed Jager

    Ed Jager is the Canadian ambassador to Mongolia. He worked previously as a senior trade commissioner in Brazil and political advisor in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Follow his feed for updates on Canada's work in Mongolia, including military training and foreign investment.
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    Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations

    This is the account of the Canadian Mission to the United Nations. Follow it for updates on Canada’s initiatives at the UN, vote counts on resolutions, and quotes from delegations. For the French version of this account follow @CanadaONU.
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    Canada at NATO

    This is the account for the Canadian joint delegation to NATO. Follow it for the latest updates on Canada’s NATO involvement, statements from NATO officials, and photos from ongoing missions. For the French version of this account follow @CanadaOTAN.
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    NATO Association

    The NATO Association of Canada is a non-governmental organization that aims to educate and engage Canadians on current and future NATO operations. Follow this account to engage in online discussions about global security concerns, receive updates on recent research on international peace and security, and learn about the organization’s frequent events.
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    Canadian Forces

    This is the account for the Canadian Armed Forces. Follow it for the latest updates on military operations, training missions and government announcements on defence procurement.
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    CF Operations

    This account is run by the Canadian Joint Operations Command. Follow it for the latest updates on Canadian Armed Forces operations and exercises.
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    CARE Canada

    CARE Canada is the Canadian branch of the international humanitarian organization that aims to eradicate global poverty. Follow this account to receive news about Canada’s international development efforts and updates from CARE staff working on the ground during humanitarian crises.
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    Global Affairs Canada

    This is the official account for Global Affairs Canada. Follow it for the latest news from the government on foreign policy activities, statements from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and tidbits of Canadian history.
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    Development Canada

    This is the Global Affairs Canada account dedicated to international development. Follow it for updates on Canada’s international assistance, progress being made on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and video of Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau’s speeches.
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    National Defence

    This is the official account for the Department of National Defence. Follow it for the latest updates on the defence portfolio and statements from Minister Harjit Sajjan.
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    Canadian Global Affairs Institute

    The Canadian Global Affairs Institute is an independent, non-partisan research institute based in Ottawa. Follow this account for news and analysis regarding Canadian foreign policy, defence policy and international aid.
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    MSF Canada

    This is the account for the Canadian branch of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. Follow it to receive updates on the organization's search and rescue operations on the Mediterranean Sea, read blog posts by its staff, and keep up with the status of its global operations
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    The Canada Institute

    Founded by the Wilson Center in 2001, the Canada Institute’s goal is to increase awareness and knowledge of Canada and Canada-U.S. relations in the United States, especially among policymakers. Follow this account if you’re interested in furthering your education on key bilateral issues and want to stay up-to-date on the latest news on Canadian foreign policy.
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    The CIC Ottawa

    The Canadian International Council (CIC) is Canada’s foreign relations council. It was established to strengthen Canada’s role in international affairs and produce innovative policy ideas. Follow CIC Ottawa's account — and other CIC branch accounts — to find out about upcoming events on Canadian foreign policy.
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    The Centre for International Governance Innovation

    The Centre for International Governance Innovation is a non-partisan think tank that delves deep into ideas for global governance improvements. Follow this account if you want to keep up with expert commentary on a wide range of topics, from Internet governance to Donald Trump to the refugee crisis.
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    Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

    The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs is a graduate school at Carleton University. Follow its Twitter account for commentary from professors, students and alumni on Canadian foreign policy files.
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    Balsillie School

    The Balsillie School of International Affairs is an institute for advanced research, education and outreach in the fields of global governance and international affairs. Follow this account to recieve updates on what professors are covering in their courses and opportunities to attend lectures put on by the institute.
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    Munk School

    The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto is an interdisciplinary academic centre with various research and educational programs that focus on international affairs. Follow this account for updates on work that is being conducted by faculty and students.
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    Liu Institute at UBC

    The Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia produces research and policy on global issues. Follow its Twitter account to learn about current research and upcoming events on international affairs.
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    CIPS uOttawa

    The Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa promotes research and discussion on international policy issues in Canada. Its feed features writing from faculty on international security and global governance, and updates on upcoming events.
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    Asia Pacific Foundation

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is an independent think tank based in Vancouver. Follow it to read expert analysis on Canada's relations with Asia.
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    IRPP/Policy Options

    The Institute for Research on Public Policy is an independent, not-for-profit organization that focuses on both domestic and foreign policy research. IRPP also hosts a digital magazine called Policy Options that features analysis on issues from global trade to Indigenous rights. Follow this account to stay informed on all of the hot-topic policy debates in Canada.
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    MIGS

    The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies is a research and advocacy institute based in Montreal at Concordia University. Its projects focus on genocide and mass atrocity crimes prevention. Follow this account for breaking news updates on mass atrocities and analysis of those events from MIGS fellows.