Have you ever wondered about the Commonwealth or questioned what it has meant to Canada? If not, you are not alone. It has been a sparsely covered subject of Canadian history. Yet the Commonwealth was once, and can still be, an important part of Canadian foreign policy. To be so, however, it is important to understand what role Canada has traditionally played within this association of states. This is the purpose of this book: to explore how Canada has led within the Commonwealth as it has served its function in Canadian foreign policy. More importantly, through learning of Canada's role within this organization, we might better understand what future role the Commonwealth might perform for Canada, and a legacy will not be forgotten.