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7:00pm

How Canada Works

With Peter Mansbridge
Hosted by Carleton’s Adrian Harewood

How Canada Works

With Peter Mansbridge
Hosted by Carleton’s Adrian Harewood
4
Monday
Dec
2023
7:00pm
St. John the Evangelist
275 Elgin St.
Peter Mansbridge

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Carleton’s Adrian Harewood hosts a conversation with legendary journalist and #1 bestselling author Peter Mansbridge in celebration of his new book of first-person stories, How Canada Works: The People Who Make Our Nation Thrive. In this latest collection of personal stories, Peter Mansbridge and  co-author Mark Bulgutch shine a light on the everyday jobs that keep our nation running and the inspiring people who perform them with empathy and kindness.

 

Meet the 911 operator in British Columbia who sends help to callers in crisis and stays on the line, steadying them as they wait. Hear from the chief of the Neskantaga First Nation in northern Ontario, who sacrifices his personal time to fight for better resources for his community, which has had a boil water advisory since the mid-1990s. From the air traffic controller who ensures people get to where they need to go, to the midwife in Saskatchewan who guides families through pregnancy and the birthing process, these are the jobs that connect Canadians on both a logistical and personal level.

 

Though Canada is still very much a work in progress, this enlightening book celebrates how we are greater than the sum of our parts by championing the people that make our country great.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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