Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Toronto on Monday, June 16 to talk about her new memoir, Hard Choices.
Before signing copies of the book for hundreds of eager fans at the Indigo book store, Hillary delivered a speech at the Sheraton hotel, where she took the opportunity to gush about the Great White North.
“Canada is our indispensable partner in nearly everything we do around the world," she said. "No two countries are closer than we are.”
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She added: "Many Americans may take our relationship with Canada for granted, but I don't. We need more partners and fewer adversaries and we can never take a trusted friend for granted."
The former first lady's second memoir, which was released last week, spans the four historic years she served as Secretary of State for President Barack Obama. It details the difficult decisions she and her colleagues had to make, especially those involving the Middle East and the Arab Spring, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Russia.
Amidst rampant speculation, Hillary, 66, has so far maintained that she’s undecided about whether she will run for president in the next election. Nonetheless, the next few years are proving to be an exciting time for the media savvy politician, who will become a grandmother for the first time when her only daughter, Chelsea, welcomes a baby.
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Hillary also reflects on motherhood in her book, writing: “From the moment I first held Chelsea in my arms in the hospital in Little Rock, I knew my mission in life was to give her every opportunity to thrive.”
She continues: “Now that she’s expecting a child of her own, I’m preparing for a new role that I’ve looked forward to for years: grandmother.”