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Canada's Consul General in New York to Deliver Distinguished Canadian Address

02:19pm EST, 9 Mar 2017

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 9, 2017) — The consul general of Canada in New York will deliver the Distinguished Canadian Address, “Shared Border, Shared Values: The U.S.-Canada Relationship in the 21st Century,” Monday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Valcour Conference Center.

Yaffee was appointed consul general of Canada in New York in July 2016. Prior to that, she served as chair of the board of Cineplex Entertainment, lead director of Torstar Corporation and as a member of the boards of Lionsgate Entertainment and Blue Ant Media. A former board member of Astral Media, for many years she served as a senior officer, and ultimately as chief executive officer, or Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. 

“We look forward to engaging Ms. Yaffee on issues of importance to our center, the City of Plattsburgh, and the entire North Country community,” said Dr. Christopher Kirkey, director of the Center for the Study of Canada and Institute on Quebec Studies.

The Distinguished Canadian Address, which is sponsored by The Development Corporation in partnership with the center, recognizes select individuals who have made a profoundly positive contribution to Canadian public life. This initiative provides a forum that showcases government officials, professors, and business leaders who offer public lectures on a wide range of Canadian and Canada-U.S. issues.

For more information, contact Cherice Granger, 518-564-2384 or email

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