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CIC Victoria: Bill Graham–The Call of the World (Coffee Discussion)

June 10, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT

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Bill Graham’s recent publication, “The Call of the World”, takes us on an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes tour of the defining moments in recent global history. Bill Graham – Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and then its Minister of National Defence in the tumultuous years following 9/11 – is an insightful and wryly humorous guide, steering readers through an astonishing array of national and international events, explaining important geopolitical relationships, and revealing the human side of global affairs through his deft portraits of world leaders.

An engaging storyteller, Graham offers personal reflections as well as a riveting account of his years in office. He recalls his fortunate childhood in Vancouver and reflects on his time working as an international lawyer in Paris, as a backbencher in Ottawa, and as a cabinet minister during the Chrétien-Martin years. While his political career took him around the world, he remained a devoted champion of his constituents in his riding Toronto Centre.

Speaker’s Biography
Bill Graham was elected five times as a Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre (formerly Toronto Centre Rosedale) and served as the chair of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of National Defence, Leader of the Official Opposition, and interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Prior to his election to Parliament in 1993, Graham practised law at the University of Toronto, McGill University, and l’Université de Montréal. In 1985, the French government appointed him a chevalier de la legion d’honneur for his promotion of the French language in Canada. In 2014, he became a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of his contributions to Canadian politics. He is currently the national chair of the Canadian International Council (CIC) and was recently appointed by the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, to a blue-ribbon panel to review Canada’s defence policy. Born in Montréal and raised in Vancouver, Mr. Graham now lives in Toronto.

Event Partner
Union Club of BC

Date and Time
Friday June 10, 2016
11:00am to 12:15pm

Venue
Union Club of BC 805 Gordon Street
Victoria, BC V8W1Z6  Canada

Registration
CIC Member ………………………………….$10.00
CIC Student Member ………………………..$5.00
CIC Young Professional Member ………….$5.00
Non Member …………………………………$15.00
Non Member Student ………………………$10.00

Please contact Paula Skippon for registration at cic.secretary@yahoo.com before Wednesday June 8th.

Details

Date:
June 10, 2016
Time:
11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT

Venue