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Arriving to a standing ovation, and departing to another as admirers rushed the stage to touch her,  Hillary Clinton made a rock star impression on her Canadian audience last night.  Speaking, as usual,  without benefit of notes or teleprompter, she addressed the Vancouver Board of  Trade on the issue of women in business and the benefit to all when women fully participate in all facets of society – business included.  Societies hurt themselves when women are not given full opportunity for participation, she told them, and advised that women should be empowered as peace-makers.  Not nurturing any illusions among female listeners,  she told them to dare to compete,  to expect to fall down, but to be ready to get up and continue the climb.

At a more general level,  she explained that the U.S. has a robust – even boisterous political system.   She took a swipe at the 24/7  news marathon saying it thrives on bombastic conflict and counseled her audience not to vote for candidates who will not compromise.  While asserting that our countries need to work together  – with Mexico as well – on climate change, she avoided comment on the Keystone pipeline.

Briefly addressing foreign policy and events in Ukraine in particular, she provided a quick  history of events leading to the current situation and mentioned that she and Bill Clinton attended a conference in Ukraine last fall.  She said she had worked cooperatively with Yanukovych as secretary of state but that he was not a visionary leader.

Ending her visit with affirmation of our long amicable relationship with our neighbors above the border, she could not resist mentioning the exception: ice hockey – and the crowd roared.

Here are some twitpics I snagged.

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Hillary didn’t say this but note silver medal winners:  There’s no crying in ice hockey.  Just dust yourselves off and try again.

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March 6 date at Telus Convention Centre

Hillary Clinton speaking in Calgary

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the 10th National Automobile Dealers Association Convention in Jan. 27 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Photograph by: Sean Gardner , Getty Images

By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald February 3, 2014

CALGARY — She is the odds-on favourite right now to become the next President of the United States — if she decides to run for the position as one of the world’s most powerful and influential leaders.

But before then, Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, and first lady, will pay a visit to Calgary.

Clinton will have a public speaking engagement in the city the morning of Thursday March 6 at the Telus Convention Centre. Tickets for the event will go on sale Tuesday through Ticketmaster.

The event is being produced by Calgary entrepreneurs Christian Darbyshire and Andy McCreath of tinePublic Inc., which in the past has brought to the city such well-known personalities as former U.S. president George W. Bush, former British prime minister Tony Blair, Oprah Winfrey and former California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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This event will be part of  Hillary’s swing back east as the previous day she will speak to the Vancouver Board of Trade.   On March 18 she will be speaking in Montreal.

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Headline News

November 15, 2013

The Vancouver Board of Trade’s Women’s Leadership Circle is proud to announce it will host Keynote Speaker Hillary Rodham Clinton, former United States Secretary of State, on March 5, 2014.

The event will take place at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Member access begins November 19 at 9 a.m.
General public access begins November 23 at 9 a.m.

For more information please visit boardoftrade.com/hillary.

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