Faith-based, business-funded groups boast deep ties to diplomats, politicians

Faith-based, business-funded groups boast deep ties to diplomats, politicians

January 20, 2016

They’re some of the best-connected people in Ottawa, operating on a model that one member of Parliament calls “political genius.”

They aren’t party staffers, pollsters, Press Gallery members or lobbyists. They’re a small group of interlocutors whose only obvious mission is to inspire decision-makers. Not with policy ideas or political advice, but with the life and person of Jesus Christ.

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Politics, Faith and Human Rights – MP Garnett Genuis

Politics, Faith and Human Rights – MP Garnett Genuis

February 29, 2024 11h15-12h30

MP Genuis has served in roles involving foreign affairs and human rights since he was elected in 2015. His motivation comes from the lessons of an important Holocaust survivor. He will speak about his current work in Parliament, sharing how his family and faith have influenced his work.

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Paola Makanda, Administrative Assistant

Paola Makanda joined the Christian Embassy team in 2023 as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director.  Paola graduated from Collège La Cité in Ottawa, Ontario with a Bachelor of Biotechnology. With a desire to expand her skills, she joined the Christian...

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40th Christmas Dinner – Hon. Hugh Fraser, O.C.

40th Christmas Dinner – Hon. Hugh Fraser, O.C.

November 28, 2023

“Cultural Change in Sport” with the Honourable Justice Hugh L. Fraser, O.C.
Chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors

Diplomats, parliamentarians, business leaders and their guests are invited to begin celebrating the Christmas season by enjoying a festive meal, live seasonal music and inspirational keynote speaker and Olympian, the Honourable Justice Hugh L. Fraser, O.C.

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Canadian Agriculture: a Force for Food, a Force for Good – Mr. Ian Ross

Canadian Agriculture: a Force for Food, a Force for Good – Mr. Ian Ross

May 17, 2023

Canada’s Role: Feeding the World while Saving the Planet

Due to a myriad of forces and global disruptions, food insecurity has expanded in recent years and currently impacts almost 10% of the world’s population. Feeding the world’s growing population is a significant undertaking and challenge, especially as we embrace the need to be excellent stewards of the environment and align increased production of digestible protein with lower emissions and maximized carbon sequestration.

Already one of the most sustainable producers of meat, milk and eggs globally, Canada must continue to improve its production efficiency resulting in even greater sustainability and increased, cost effective production in order to meet the growing need for food and more specifically, digestible protein around the world.

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Dancing with the Disruptor – Mr. Abdu Murray, J. D.

Dancing with the Disruptor – Mr. Abdu Murray, J. D.

April 20, 2023

Artificially intelligent software is capturing the world’s imagination and promises to improve our lives and make time for greater creativity. Yet even AI experts warn us that we do not have any ability to predict the kinds of disruptions AI will bring to global economies, governments, social structures and even our definitions of what it means to be human. Abdu Murray explores how ancient wisdom can guide us in our courtship with AI, the most powerful change agent of modern times.

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Is Economic Chaos our New Reality? – Mr. Peter Hall

Is Economic Chaos our New Reality? – Mr. Peter Hall

March 29, 2023

Recession seems to be the 2023 watchword, with the only squabbles being around how deep and how long this one is going to be. Recent economic data have sharp-eyed analysts revising forecasts upward. What are we to think about an increasingly chaotic environment?

In this roundtable for diplomats, Mr. Hall shares his high-level thoughts on the world economic and geopolitical situation and on the issues that are of greatest concern. Expect these views to challenge the consensus and to emphasize the particular importance of our role in facilitating solid international relations and trade activity.

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Is Economic Chaos our New Reality? – Mr. Peter Hall

Is Economic Chaos our New Reality? – Mr. Peter Hall

March 29, 2023

Recession seems to be the 2023 watchword, with the only squabbles being around how deep and how long this one is going to be. Recent economic data have sharp-eyed analysts revising forecasts upward. What are we to think about an increasingly chaotic environment?

In this roundtable for parliamentarians, Mr. Hall shares his high-level thoughts on the world economic and geopolitical situation and on the issues that are of greatest concern. Expect these views to challenge the consensus and to emphasize the particular importance of our role in facilitating solid international relations and trade activity.

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