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25th June 2014 Ottawa, Canada

Howard Drake

by Howard Drake

British High Commissioner to Canada

Fighting a ‘quiet crisis’

Dementia is a top priority for the UK and Canada. Today, more than 40 million people worldwide are living with dementia and, with ageing populations this number is set to double every 20 years. The economic costs of this are astonishing, with US$604 B spent in 2010 alone (of which  approximately 70 per cent was […]

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24th June 2014 Ottawa, Canada

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by Corin Robertson

Deputy High Commissioner to Canada

Escaping the Ottawa Bubble

When I arrived in Canada nearly 3 years ago, one of the best pieces of advice I had was to get out of Ottawa to experience the diversity of culture, politics and geography of this incredible country. This was great advice, and I’ve tried to follow it, travelling as much as my budget (and family commitments!) allow…

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12th June 2014 Ottawa, Canada

by Julia Nolan

Head of the Foreign Policy Team

Ottawa does its bit to mark this week’s Global Summit!

If you’re in Ottawa and don’t know what this means, you clearly weren’t downtown last night. That’s when we lit up the façade of the High Commission on Elgin in red to show our solidarity with the work of over 1,000 people in London at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict…

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19th March 2014 Vancouver, Canada

Rupert Potter

by Rupert Potter

British Consul General, Vancouver

An Energetic Discussion

A few weeks ago I found myself in a bar in Houston, Texas. Old Colt 45 pistols for door handles, animal skulls for wall hangings, a single guitarist playing a mournful country song – I’d walked into a cliché movie set (awesome)…

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27th February 2014 Ottawa, Canada

by Mark Agnew

Trade and Economic Advisor

Heading to Halifax

Next week we are heading east. The High Commission is opening up a ‘pop-up’ office for a week in Halifax and we’ll be out in full force promoting all things British through political, consular, cultural, trade, and defence themed events…

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