Welcome ... thank you for visiting.


David is working on his next book, which is in some ways a companion volume to his last book Doing the Continental. Like Continental it's about seeking identity and meaning, and building bridges between contending understandings. Representing the project is Chris Bucci of The McDermid Agency.

Continental is in its second printing and will reappear as a new iteration which explores the impact on North America of dramatic global change.

David in discussion:
The Biden Administration - Foreign Policy Priorities For the Canada-US Relationship with Katherine Brucker, Chargé d'Affaires, The United States Embassy

Panel poster with photo of US embassy in Ottawa

Below - more about Continental.

Doing the Continental: A New Canadian-American Relationship

  • Dundurn Press  /  BESTSELLER non-fiction books on politics

    Doing the Continental is a must read for those interested in Canadian-American relations.”
    — Michael Kergin, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, 2000-2005

    "David Dyment explores the deeper dimensions of this relationship with intelligence and gusto."
    — Bob Rae, from his Foreword to Doing the Continental

    Doing the Continental is very good, wise on all fronts.
    The chapter on our lack of an energy policy is very convincing.”

    — Lawrence Martin, columnist and former Washington bureau chief with the Globe and Mail


  • David Dyment on Studio 4
    Part 1 of 2

    Part 2 of 2


About the Author

Dr. David Dyment, who is working on a new book, is the author of Doing the Continental: A New Canadian-American Relationship, currently in its second printing, selected by the Toronto Library Foundation as a significant recent Canadian book, and a Quill & Quire bestseller.

At Carleton University he’s a senior research associate in the Centre on North American Politics and Society and has taught Canadian foreign policy at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. David was for three years the president of the Canadian International Council's branch in Ottawa and is currently a director of the CIC. A former director of the Parliamentary Internship Programme, he has served as a deputy director at Global Affairs Canada, and on the immediate staff of the governor general of Canada.

Opinion pieces by David have been in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and other leading newspapers, he has been on CTV, CBC, BBC, and in French on Radio-Canada. An Ontario-Quebec Exchange Fellow, he received his doctorate from the Université de Montréal.

More Continental News & Views


  • Radio New Zealand, Trudeau & Global Politics - Listen here / Website
  • Trudeau Meets Obama -

  • Border Fence - Watch here
  • Canada-US Relations - Watch here
  • 2011 Federal Election - Watch here
  • Panel: Federal Election 2011 - Watch here
  • Commentary, Obama hosts Harper at the White House - Watch here
  • Commentary on Obama visit to Ottawa - Watch Here
  • Commentary on PM Harper’s speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City -Watch here
  • Interview: Canada–US Issues - Watch here
  • Presentation on provincial international activities - Watch here
  • Commentary on Prime Minister Harper’s successes and challenges during 2007 - Watch here
  • Commentary on Ambassador Wilson’s statement that the Canada-US border is becoming a parking lot - Watch here


Web Links