Happy Canada Day!
Much has happened in the past six months, since we last connected. When a door closes, another one always opens. Last month, I participated in an international conference on volunteerism in China.
On the home front Andrew Coyne and I have been debating the corruptibility of prime ministers in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver as part of a series entitled The History Wars. Calgary is our next stop. Next week, I am off to Quebec City to participate in the annual conference of the Quebec English School Boards Association. I write weekly for the Hill Times and have recently begun contributing to a unique Globe and Mail column on office politics.
On the business front, I am currently sitting on the international advisory board of Datawind, the Montreal-based company that has produced the world’s least expensive computer. They want to bridge the digital divide and I hope to help. This week, I was also honoured to be named Special Advisor to Vancouver-based Skanderbeg Capital.
On the voluntary front, I am still working on my Haiti project. As President of the National Press Club Foundation, I am also fundraising in support of journalism scholarships.
On the leisure front, my husband, Austin and I have just purchased a vacation property in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, which we hope to rent out. The unit is a two-story penthouse right on the beach in Nuevo Vallarta (a 10 minute cab ride from the airport).
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Meanwhile, remember how blessed we are to live in this wonderful country. Celebrate today!