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International Affairs – The Babuk Report

Category: International Affairs

  • Happy Canada Day! … from Chicago…

    In connecting two concepts: July 1 is Canada Day. July 1, 1867 was the day that HRM Queen Victoria signed the British North America Act and officially declared Canada to be a country. Milt Rosenberg is an iconic Chicago radio broadcaster. Over the years, he has regularly interviewed the likes of Henry Kissinger and Margaret […]

  • An Expanding Role for Babuk Presentations

    The relationship enjoyed by Canada and the United States is a model to be envied around the world.  While the cross border relationship thrives in many ways, the intertwined nature of both countries’ economies is fascinating:  not only are both countries each others’ largest trading partner, but the value of exports from one virtually equals […]

  • Manitobans and Modernists from both parts of the Twentieth Century

    The University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture has held an annual Chicago Field Trip for a very long time.  I’ve heard first hand accounts of the field trips that occurred during the 1940’s; I gather that they’ve been going on prior to that.  For the past couple years, I’ve been honoured to have made presentations […]

  • US / Canada Rail Infrastructure Luncheon

    Yesterday, I attended the US / Canada “Pay the Freight” Rail Infrastructure luncheon presentation, presented jointly by the Metropolitan Planning Council, the Consulate General of Canada and the Union League Club of Chicago, where the luncheon was held. The Union League is a tremendous venue for events like this – centrally located, spacious facilities and […]

  • Ten Hours in Toronto

    Spending ten hours in a city usually happens unexpectedly when your airplane connection is delayed.  This wasn’t the case here; this was planned in advance. I had a promotional plane ticket given for me, one that was going to expire this month.  It had to be used, City of Toronto garbage collectors’ strike or not. In […]

  • Rencontre avec Darrel G. Babuk – Architecte, spécialiste en réseau de transport

    Publié le 9 septembre 2006 In english:  some time ago, I was recommended to Christophe Loustau, Recipient of the prestgious Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship.  Christophe’s research project was to document the original New York City – San Francisco transcontinental railway across the United States.  I did an amalgamation of many of my usual railway & […]

  • Deux journées de folie en compagnie de Darrel Babuk

    session du 8 au 9 septembre 2006 In English:  some time ago, I was recommended to Christophe Loustau, Recipient of the prestgious Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship.  Christophe’s research project was to document the original New York City – San Francisco transcontinental railway across the United States.  I did an amalgamation of many of my usual […]

  • Two National Holidays, One Week

    What could be more cumbersome to get things done and to maintain a schedule than two national holidays – one mid week, one on a weekend – in the same week?  Independence Day celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, signaling the creation of the United States of America. It happens on July 4.  […]

  • The Illinois Saint Andrew Society Highland Games British Car Show

    The good hostess favours of rain ponchos the evening previous was an omen indeed.  Unprecedented 70 mph winds and heavy downpour rains swept through the area.  Upon checking email at 430 on Saturday morning, a note read “.. the Games will go on..” Just a wee bit of the 7000 pounds of this 1953 Bentley […]

  • Scottish Motor Club Oak Park Avenue British Car Show

    The Scottish Motor Club is comprised of Illinois Saint Andrew Society members who own classic British cars and look for excuses to get them out of the garage now again.  In doing so, we promote the Society, its goals and its programs.  I chair this group.  Our major event is the Highland Games British Car […]