Arts and culture should be at the centre of Canadian diplomacy, says Senate committee

The federal government should invest more money and resources in promoting Canadian culture as a tool for diplomacy, says a report released Tuesday by the Senate foreign affairs committee.

The report said "cultural diplomacy" — the exchange of ideas, art and culture across borders outside of official political channels — should take a central role in Canada's relations with other countries alongside traditional considerations, such as the economy and trade.

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