Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Podium

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

On March 26–28, 2007, Canada 2020 and Crossing Boundries held a conference entitled “Citizens, Volunteers, Government and Business: Who Should Do What in a Progressive Canada?” This March 28 session featured International Cooperation Minister Josée Verner introducing the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first female head of state. The session also featured Belinda Stronach, Rick Mercer and Nigel Fisher discussing the “Spread the Net” program, a campaign to prevent the spread of malaria among African children.