The Macedonian Women Parliamentarians Club members have accomplished a great deal and are a model for working across party lines, which I think is absolutely necessary for the success of democracy in this country. These women really inspired me!
I told them about the experiences of my fellow Crisis Group Board Member, Donald Steinberg, who served as an advisor to President Clinton and Ambassador to Angola.
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.
Oftentimes leadership roles are gendered masculine and women are seen as not belonging in political office, even by other women, but Kim Campbell explains why she liked it and why she says, “Go for It!”
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.