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19th June 2015 Ottawa, Canada

by Howard Drake

British High Commissioner to Canada

Canada and Magna Carta

This is an edited transcript of an interview I did with Bianca Gendreau from the Canadian Museum of History on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta…

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21st May 2015 Toronto, Canada

by Fern Horine

Deputy British Consul General to Toronto and Director Trade for UKTI Canada

Did you see The Imitation Game?


If you didn’t, I’d thoroughly recommend it. It’s a dramatisation of Alan Turing and others’ work, capturing the herculean task that the code breakers of Bletchley Park undertook to help our war effort. Historians estimate that the code breakers shortened the war by two years and saved thousands of lives…

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17th November 2014 Ottawa, Canada

We will remember them…

In a quiet corner of Ottawa by the junction of Sussex Avenue and Stanley Drive, there stands a fine memorial to the Canadian Officers loaned to Great Britain during the Second World War…

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26th June 2014 Ottawa, Canada


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)…

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25th June 2014 Ottawa, Canada

by Howard Drake

British High Commissioner to Canada

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 […]

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24th June 2014 Ottawa, Canada

Corin Robertson

by Corin Robertson

Deputy High Commissioner to Canada

Escaping the Ottawa Bubble

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…

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12th June 2014 Ottawa, Canada

by Julia Nolan

Head of the Foreign Policy Team

Ottawa does its bit to mark this week’s Global Summit!

If you’re in Ottawa and don’t know what this means, you clearly weren’t downtown last night. That’s when we lit up the façade of the High Commission on Elgin in red to show our solidarity with the work of over 1,000 people in London at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict…

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27th May 2014 Ottawa, Canada

by Mark Agnew

Trade and Economic Advisor

Celebrating world trade

Rather embarrassingly for someone in my line of work, I was completely unaware it was World Trade Month until my colleague Thomas Whitehead in Washington blogged about the subject…

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