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… Canada and Magna Carta
Right across the globe, diplomats, citizens, scientists, artists and policy-makers are gathering and speaking with unanimity: climate change is a real challenge… #ClimateDiploDay: Working together to tackle climate change
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… Did you see The Imitation Game?
Paddington, the film, opens in Canada today. Although Winnie the Pooh is a household name here, Paddington has a lower profile in Canada… Paddington warms Ste. Justine’s Children Hospital
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… We will remember them…
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)… GREAT is FORM1DABLE
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 … Fighting a ‘quiet crisis’
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… Escaping the Ottawa Bubble
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… Ottawa does its bit to mark this week’s Global Summit!
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… Celebrating world trade