The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul in dialogue and conversation on restorative justice.
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
26th Governor General of Canada (1999-2005)
The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson came to Canada from Hong Kong as a refugee in 1942 and made the astonishing journey from a penniless child to accomplished broadcaster and distinguished public servant in a multi-faceted lifetime. Madame Clarkson is the bestselling author of the 2014 CBC Massey Lectures Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship, Room for All of Us: Surprising Stories of Loss and Transformation, Heart Matters: A Memoir, and a biography of Dr. Norman Bethune, the Canadian hero of the Chinese people. In 2005, she co-founded the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) to help new citizens in Canada integrate into Canadian life. The ICC hosts the annual 6 Degrees Citizen Space, the global forum on citizenship, immigration, inclusion, and diversity in the 21st century. In 2006, she established the Clarkson Cup, the championship trophy for Women’s Hockey. A Privy Councillor and Companion of the Order of Canada, Madame Clarkson lives in Toronto.
John Ralston Saul
John Ralston Saul is an award winning essayist and novelist. His fourteen works have been translated into twenty-eight languages in thirty-seven countries. His most recent works, The Comeback (Le Grand Retour) and A Fair Country (Mon pays métis) are examinations of the remarkable resurgence to power of Indigenous peoples in Canada and have greatly influenced the national conversation on these issues. Saul is the former President of PEN International, co-Founder and co-Chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and 6 Degrees Citizen Space. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario and Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France.