The Canadian, Latin American & Caribbean Policy Centre (CAL&C), is pleased to have our launching event in Toronto with guest keynote speaker Rick Salutin, who will address the issue of: What effect could the Trump administration have on Latin America? And how could this affect Canada’s role in the region?

This event will take place on Friday, April 21st, 18h:30, at the Yellow Griffin Pub, 2202 Bloor Street West, just west of Runnymede Subway Station.

Rick Salutin is a playwright and journalist from Toronto, Canada. He is also a political analyst on Canadian and World Affairs and author of two essay collections, Marginal Notes (1984) and Living In a Dark Age (1991) and two novels, A Man of Little Faith and The Age of Improv (1994), the last a futuristic novel of Canadian politics. Salutin is the winner of the National Newspaper Award for his Globe and Mail column in 1993 and remains writing as an independent columnist for a number of publications.

Trump is a liar but that’s not the whole truth” is one of his latest columns published in The Star.

CAL&C is a non-profit organization that promotes knowledge and mutual understanding between the peoples and governments of Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, based on mutual respect, cooperation and solidarity.

CAL&C is committed to the values of social justice, peace, democracy and people’s self-determination, all human rights and the preservation of the environment. Its goals are to disseminate accurate information on political, social, environmental and economic issues; carry out research and promote multilingual exchange between writers, social movements, indigenous peoples and researchers; and thus influence foreign policies and public opinion.

In order to achieve these goals, CAL&C carries out research, studies and exchange ideas; monitors media reporting, democratic and electoral processes, all human rights and progressive accomplishments, among others; and informs policy decision-makers, advisors, analysts, organizations and the public.