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  • The Politics of Proximity
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    The Politics of Proximity

    Ambassador Burney delivered a lecture entitled, “The Politics of Proximity,” as one of a series of lectures delivered by guests at the Canadian Embassy. The lecture reviewed Amb. Burney’s…

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  • Canadian Constitutional Referendum
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    Canadian Constitutional Referendum

    Amb. Burney discussed the constitutional referendum taking place in Canada. The referendum served as a national plebiscite on agreements determined by the national government to keep Canada…

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  • 1991 Economic Summit
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    1991 Economic Summit

    Mr. Burney defined the term “sherpa” and described the importance of the sherpas as liaisons to the heads of state. Mr. Burney, the sherpa from Canada for the 1991 summit in London,…

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  • Sherpa to the Economic Summit
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    Sherpa to the Economic Summit

    Ambassador Burney discussed his role as Prime Minister Mulroney’s “sherpa,” or personal representative in the Economic Summit for the Industrialized Nations. He said his role was to make arrangements…

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  • North American Free Trade Agreement
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    North American Free Trade Agreement

    Ambassador Burney talked first about Pres. Bush’s recent visit to Ottawa and his meetings with the Prime Minister of Canada. The two major outcomes of that meeting were an acid rain accord…

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  • Canadian Views on Foreign Policy Issues
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    Canadian Views on Foreign Policy Issues

    Ambassador Burney talked about the Canadian foreign policy agenda. He said that “if war is diplomacy by other means, then we are witnessing today the most dramatic extension of the principle since…

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  • Canadian Role in the Persian Gulf
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    Canadian Role in the Persian Gulf

    Mr. Burney discussed the role of Canada in the Persian Gulf War. He discussed the Canadian contribution of armed forces and military equipment. He also discussed the Canadian position…

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  • Canadian Ambassadors Perspective
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    Canadian Ambassador's Perspective

    The ambassador discussed the importance of trade between each of the states of the U.S. and the Canadian provinces. He has taken part in the governors' meetings and hosted a reception for…

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  • Canada
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    Canada

    The ambassador discussed the meeting last week between President Bush and Prime Minister Mulroney of Canada.

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  • Open Skies Conference in Ottawa
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    Open Skies Conference in Ottawa

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  • CanadaUS Relations
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    Canada-U.S. Relations

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  • Opening Ceremony of New Canadian Embassy
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    Opening Ceremony of New Canadian Embassy

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