I just wanted to thank everyone who attended our little office launch of the new Rideau Institute on International Affairs in February. My special thanks to Senator Douglas Roche who gave a very generous and rousing speech about the work ahead and why a new policy and advocacy instutute is needed in Ottawa. I have to admit it was very moving to be surrounded by so many good friends, and to have the opportunity to introduce our very talented staff of people who are going to make a better Canada for everyone.
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Rideau Institute Director Steven Staples and Senator Douglas Roche (ret)
Esprit de Corps publisher Scott Taylor and retired Globe and Mail columnist Hugh Winsor
Globe and Mail columnist Lawrence Martin, Steven Staples and Senator Douglas Roche
Steven Staples with Hugh Winsor and Scott Taylor
Former UN Ambassador for Disarmament Peggy Mason, Esprit de Corps Senior Writer Darcy Knolls, and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Executive Director and Rideau Institute Board Member Bruce Campbell.
Senator Roche speaks with other guests, many from non governmental organizations such as the Council of Canadians, the Polaris Institute, and CUSO.