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To mark Formula 1’s Canadian Grand Prix from 4-8 June in Montreal our Consulate-General held its first ever series of GREAT Britain events. The results were……Formidable (best repeated with a French accent)… Read more »GREAT is FORM1DABLE

Fighting a ‘quiet crisis’


Dementia is a top priority for the UK and Canada. Today, more than 40 million people worldwide are living with dementia and, with ageing populations this number is set to double every 20 years. The economic costs of this are astonishing, with US$604 B spent in 2010 alone (of which  approximately 70 per cent was spent in Western Europe and North America). To respond to this urgent issue, the UK … Read more »Fighting a ‘quiet crisis’

Escaping the Ottawa Bubble

Yellowknife, NWT

When I arrived in Canada nearly 3 years ago, one of the best pieces of advice I had was to get out of Ottawa to experience the diversity of culture, politics and geography of this incredible country. This was great advice, and I’ve tried to follow it, travelling as much as my budget (and family commitments!) allow… Read more »Escaping the Ottawa Bubble

An Energetic Discussion

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A few weeks ago I found myself in a bar in Houston, Texas. Old Colt 45 pistols for door handles, animal skulls for wall hangings, a single guitarist playing a mournful country song – I’d walked into a cliché movie set (awesome)… Read more »An Energetic Discussion

Heading to Halifax

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Next week we are heading east. The High Commission is opening up a ‘pop-up’ office for a week in Halifax and we’ll be out in full force promoting all things British through political, consular, cultural, trade, and defence themed events… Read more »Heading to Halifax