The 2006 edition of this series examines how two different forms of minority - political and cultural - are shaping Canadian foreign policy. The book begins with an examination of the ways in which the Harper government will combine its ideas and priorities with its minority status in Parliament to forge its own foreign and security policy profile. Contributors then analyse the role played by distinctive political and cultural minority groups in shaping Canada's foreign relations and show how these groups are shaped and influenced by Canadian policies at home and abroad.