My dinner with the PM and Ban Ki-moon

It was with a certain wonder that I mused ‘Why am I here?’ The answer: This government is taking a very different approach.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the foyer of the House of Commons on Feb. 11.
Michael Simpson
Published: Thursday, 02/25/2016 6:24 pm EST
Last Updated: Tuesday, 03/01/2016 7:10 pm EST

I am decidedly more comfortable walking in the muddy creeks of the Niger Delta than dining with diplomats and heads of state. So it was with a certain level of displacement that I found myself dressed in a suit eating smoked salmon in our nation’s capital.

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