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Special Event: Stories of a Caring and Sharing Canada (Zoom event)
June 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
This Empire Club of Canada panel event features The Honourable Joe Clark, who served as the 16th prime minister of Canada from 1979 to 1980 and later Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1984 to 1991.
This is a Zoom event on Tuesday, 27 June at noon (12pm) ET
Is Canada still a substantially and sufficiently caring and sharing country, at home and abroad? This year has brought unprecedented needs for Canada to be one. Its governments, corporations, communities and people have responded in generous and innovative ways, based on the democratic values they have shown in the past and cherish today. But they are increasingly strained and stressed by the new economic and other difficulties that they now face and those that lie ahead. What has and can be done to meet the enormous Canadian and global need for a compassionate Canada today?
The cadence, causes, constraints and needs for a strongly caring and sharing Canada can be seen in our commitment to converting compassion into action, in the broad, multifaceted and effectiveness of our international development cooperation and partnership, and, in particular, in critical cases, notably, the historic story of South Africa and the current story of Canada’s and Canadians global leadership in supporting vulnerable people equally devoted to a sovereign, independent, democratic, safe Ukraine and in saving children on the front lines of war-torn regions in the world.