Access to Information – Petition to Justin Trudeau

Members of the Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project (CFIHP) have begun a Petition to ensure the proper archiving of historical records, including intelligence files. Please read and consider signing at this link. Petition to Justin Trudeau Whereas: The Government of Canada promotes values of transparency and openness through the provisions of the Access to Information …

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Launch of Canada Declassified

There is an exciting new historical research resource available online. Canada Declassified is a digital repository of government records declassified under the Canadian Access to Information Act. The holdings span the whole of the Cold War period from 1945 through 1991, the vast majority being government records declassified by the Access to Information and Privacy …

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CIH/HIC Blog Launch: Canadian Eyes Only

Canadian Eyes Only Canadian Eyes Only is the official blog of the Canadian International History Committee. The blog launches in February 2018, so please check back then. If you're interested in writing for the blog, we welcome submissions at any time. We’re looking for short and accessible posts that discuss Canadian international history, broadly conceived. …

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Ambassador Arthur R. Menzies fonds now available at LAC

Are you interested in discovering the extraordinary story of a Canadian who was born in China and later returned to the People’s Republic of China as Ambassador of Canada? Would you like to learn about the subtleties and the depth of the work performed by Canada’s ambassadors abroad? Thanks to the recent acquisition of the …

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Catherine Tsalikis: A foreign service worth fighting for

Somewhere between ‘golden age’ and ‘culture of complaint’ lies the state of Canada’s foreign service. OpenCanada's Catherine Tsalikis (@CatTsalikis) interviewed nearly two dozen diplomats and experts to discover a gradual tarnishing of the diplomatic corps over the years — but many are rooting for its restoration. Please click here to read Tsalikis' engaging and educational piece.

Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project (CFIHP)

The Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project (CFIHP) seeks to encourage the study of the history of the foreign intelligence assessment function in Canada by facilitating the exchange of information among researchers and providing a forum for formal and informal collaboration through workshops and conferences. This collaborative effort will provide a foundation for the greater integration …

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