State of America Series - Mrs. Clinton Goes to Montreal

Monday, March 24, 2014

A series of articles and commentary on issues related to the state of economic, political and business affairs in the United States 

Contributors: Adam Daifallah - John Parisella - Elisabeth Vallet - Tom Velk
Number 3 - March 21, 2014
Mrs. Clinton Goes to Montreal by John Parisella

John Parisella is a well-known business and political figure in Quebec, widely recognized in recent years for his astute and deep knowledge of American politics. He comments widely on American political affairs.

It may not be as dramatic as “Mr. Smith goes to Washington,” but Hillary Clinton’s conference at the Montreal Board of Trade Leadership Series on Tuesday had all the trappings of someone on the move towards the big prize in Washington. Unlike Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Nicholas Sarkozy, Tony Blair, and Rudy Giuliani, who participated in the Series after their active political careers, Mrs. Clinton was seen as a “leader with a future.”  Will she or will she not run in 2016?

The event attracted over 4,000 patrons as well as the three major Québec political party leaders, who interrupted their election campaign  to listen to Secretary Clinton, whom most of the attendees hoped will be the next President of the U.S.A.  She won over the room with her presence, garnering a standing ovation before she even spoke.  The conference was composed of an address given by Mrs. Clinton followed by a question and answer session.

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