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CIC Vancouver: The Call of the World, a Political Memoir

June 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT


The CIC Vancouver invites you to an evening reception and talk with Bill Graham, author and former Member of Parliament, to speak about his new book, The Call of the World, a Political Memoir. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at the Law Court Inn, Law Courts Building, beginning at 5pm.

The Call of the World takes us on an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes tour of defining moments in recent global history. Bill Graham — Canada’s minister of foreign affairs and then its minister of 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.

A natural 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 of Toronto Centre.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be open for guests.

Speaker’s Biography
Bill Graham served as a member of Parliament, 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. He holds a BA and LLB from the University of Toronto and a doctorate (Sciences juridiques) from the Université de Paris. Prior to his election to Parliament in 1993, Graham practised law at Fasken & Calvin and subsequently taught international trade law, public international law, and the law of the European Community at the University of Toronto, McGill University, and the Université de Montréal. In 1985, the French government appointed him a chevalier de la légion 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.

Date and Time
Wednesday June 8, 2016
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Law Courts Inn, Law Courts Building
969 Hornby St.

Vancouver, BC V6Z 3G5

CIC Member ……………………………$25.00
CIC Student Member ………………….$15.00
Non-Member ……………………………$35.00

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June 8, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT