The Parallel Parliament

Glen Pearson

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The Real Strength of Canada’s Global Influence

Posted on June 14, 2017

This post can be found in its original National Newswatch format here. So, Canada is bulking up, and with Foreign Affairs Minister Christia Freeland’s unfolding of a new global agenda in the House of Commons last week, there appears to be a serious amount of political capital, not to mention funding, going into the effort. It was substantial enough that columnist Susan Delacourt termed it a “manifesto” – a finger in Donald Trump’s eye. There’s a lot of chatter these days about America losing its place of global leadership in the world. Commenting on Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change accord, CNN analyst and author, Fareed Zakaria, boldly claimed, “This will be the day that the United States resigned as…

The Real Story on Canada’s Food Insecurity

Posted on March 4, 2013

Here is my latest Huffington Post piece on the special United Nation’s envoy’s report, released today, on the growing insecurity in Canada’s food system. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/../../glen-pearson/canada-food-security_b_2807538.html

Goodwill Hunting

Posted on December 26, 2012

And on earth, peace to those of goodwill … Luke 2:14 Today I turn 62. A birthday is always a good occasion for reflection and this past year has been more notable than some. From having my daughter Kristy move back to London with her son Jack to undergoing major surgery, from seeing how Londoners responded so generously to the food bank during demanding times to finishing my book on London – these made the year meaningful, challenging, and inspiring. My Mom, Dad and brother all died of cancer when they were 62 – an irony not lost on me. Yet I feel there are still many more things to do, to accomplish, to share with others, and to enjoy. While in hospital, I…

  

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