Fake Twitter followers alert!

Recently we began to notice that my Twitter follower numbers were growing at an extraordinary rate.

What was the BBC Thinking?

The sexual assault charges filed today in New York against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Director General of the IMF,  have shocked the world. Imagine, then, Peter Dobbie, filling in for Nik Gowing on BBC’s The Hub interviewing a Frenchman. He wonders if the charges reflect a more “puritanical” American view of sexual issues and refers to the […]

As Seen on TV

Kim Campbell returns to Real Time with Bill Maher’s 200th episode. Other guests include Will Cain, Rep Jack Kingston (R-GA), DL Hughley and Frmr RNC Chair, Michael Steele.

Kim Campbell: Volcano Refugee

When Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull erupted, my travel was suddenly disrupted, but the extended layover of four days in Kuala Lumpur gave me a chance to consider what are some things one could do if “stranded by a volcano.”

Canadian Leaders, Look to John A Macdonald!

The Mark News asked me to identify one political leader, either past or present, who could serve as a role model for current Canadian politicians and what could be learned from that leader today. I suggested that Canadian leaders look to Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald for inspiration.

Tangible Transparency

One of the most striking things during my recent visit to Switzerland was that I learned that in the Canton of Solothurn ALL jurisdictional business must be conducted in public. Imagine that! An interesting antidote to those who contend that governance conducted in public is merely political theatre.

What does Haiti have to do with climate change?

An important point: there are certain countries in the world that enjoy a “trifecta” of disadvantage in dealing with the effects of global warming – they are poor, their geographical position renders them especially vulnerable to the negative effects of global warming and they are weak or failed states. Kim Campbell explains why Haiti is what can happen if we don’t address the issues of climate change- not just the mitigation of climate change through reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide, but also working to build governing capacity in the poorest most vulnerable countries so that they can adapt.

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