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Jan. 20-23 World Economic Forum in Davos

I’m attending the Davos conference again, the world’s highest octane gatherings populated by global business, political and thought leaders. The rich and famous and powerful mingle here at this tiny Swiss village and provide a fabulous glimpse for journalists like myself of remote but important figures as well as interview opportunities.

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New Report: Mobilizing Against Injustice

Global Solution Networks Combating Violence Against Women and Girls by Diane Francis Editor at Large National Post Global institutions in the twentieth century have addressed global problems and initiated multilateral projects and activities. But their traditional approaches and politics often impede viable solutions for some of the world’s most urgent and intractable challenges. Gender violence… Read More

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Diane Francis on Alzheimer’s “long goodbye”

Diane Francis: A first-hand account of Alzheimer’s ‘long goodbye’ Joan Sutton Straus was a popular columnist and feature writer in Toronto until 1982 when she was swept away by her Prince Charming. She married Oscar Straus of New York City, an elegant diplomat, businessman and philanthropist, and the two began an idyllic existence among the… Read More

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Hillary Rodham Clinton: Merger idea is “thought provoking”

At a recent conference in New York, my husband gave Hillary Clinton an autographed copy of “Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country”. She is featured in the book in several sections, notably for her outburst at an Arctic conference sponsored by Canada at which aboriginals, environmentalists and other sovereign… Read More

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New York Post: Forget Rob Ford, Canada is chock full of scandal

Toronto’s crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford is the most famous Canadian in the world. The Charlie Sheen of politics opens his mouth simply to change feet. He’s certainly worked over the Canadian brand, which isn’t all bad. Americans think that Canadians are boring, nice and polite folks who apologize to machinery. In a way, it’s gratifying… Read More

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