Canada‟s failure to obtain a seat on the United Nations Security Council last year brought much attention to how far Canada‟s reputation has fallen. The reputation of Canadian diplomacy was historically held in high regard, first as a loyal yet sensible member of the British Empire, and then as a fervent multilateralist committed to advancing global cooperation and welfare. Canada nurtured and maintained this reputation for many decades, but lately this image has begun to tarnish from neglect.

Diplomacy – A Canadian Foreign Policy Review