Ismailimail shares this picture from the Winter 2015 edition of Power & Influence. The picture is telling in two ways:
- It is associated with the profile of Prime Minister Stephen Harper – ranked as #1 in the top 100 Most Powerful & Influential People in Government & Politics
- It is associated with His Highness’s visit to the Canadian Parliament where he addressed the joint session of Parliament and signed a protocol of agreement between the Ismaili Imamat and Canada
In this recent Power & Influence edition of the The Hill Times – Canada’s politics and government newsweekly, the magazine choose to feature an image of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper with His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is now the longest serving Prime Minister in Canadian history. In November 2014, he surpassed former Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s 8 years 281 days in office and if he runs and wins the next election, he will be the first Conservative Prime Minister to win four consecutive mandates.
– Abbas Rana, Power & Influence
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Related to “The Top 25” List above, from the Ismailimail Archives:
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From the Ismailimail Archives – Embassy’s 20 Most Influential Books
Embassy Magazine, Canada’s most widely read foreign policy newsweekly magazine, selected ‘Where Hope Takes Root’ by Aga Khan as one of the most influential book.
Where Hope Takes Root:
Democracy and Pluralism in an Interdependent World
by His Highness the Aga Khan
with an introduction by The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
Published in 2008, the book is a collection of His Highness the Aga Khan’s 13 speeches (2002-6) in addition to CBC’s Peter Mansbridge interview (2006) with His Highness
A compelling argument for reading his thirteen speeches and the interview is made by Adrienne Clarkson, the former Governor-General of Canada, in the introduction: “In these remarkable speeches collected in Where Hope Takes Root, the Aga Khan explains the principles that inform his profound belief that civil society, democracy and mutual understanding must be encouraged and strengthened in order for the world to be a better place.” *
When the Aga Khan arrived in Ottawa in October 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government welcomed him with open arms. They also cemented a strong relationship with the billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader of the world’s 20 million Ismaili Muslims, a movement Mr. Harper has cited as a prime example of tolerance and moderation.
In his book, the Aga Khan explains his attraction to Canada, and the thinking behind his drive to spread pluralism and, with it, democracy, which the government is wholeheartedly supporting.
Since September 2007, Embassy Magazine conducts an annual review of foreign policy and political books to find out which ones have entered into the public consciousness and influenced political debate in Canada. Responses are solicited from dozens of academics, government officials, parliamentarians and civil society workers to find out what they are reading.
- Embassy | Top Foreign Policy Books | Embassy’s 20 Most Influential Books
- Embassy | Book Review | The Aga Khan’s Adoring Message to Canada
Also at Ismailimail
- Book Review – The Aga Khan’s Adoring Message to Canada
- Where Hope Takes Root made it to the top 10 bestselling non-fiction books in Canada
From the Ismailimail Archives – Earlier on The Hill Times
Ranking of the top 100 individuals influencing Canada’s global future:
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