AIMS 10th Anniversary Banquet

Reflections on our common

continental home:

 A blueprint for security and commerce in Atlantica

and the whole of North America

Tuesday, November 9, 2004
Casino Nova Scotia Hotel,
Lower Water Street, Halifax

On Tuesday, November 9, 2004, AIMS celebrated it 10th anniversary with a banquet, which featured speakers such as former United States Senator and Secretary of Defense, William Cohen and former Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney.

Canada’s relationship with the United States has at times appeared strained since the events of September 11, 2001. Canada’s position on the war in Iraq, the softwood lumber dispute, the BSE crisis in the cattle industry, security lapses and other issues have all served to highlight the importance of our relationship with our closest ally and greatest trading partner.

What is in the future for this relationship? The evening offered a rare glimpse into Canada’s relationship with the United States and helped AIMS celebrate ten years of contribution to the Canadian public policy debate.

Excerpts from some of the evening’s remarks:

AIMS first ten years – AIMS President Brian Lee Crowley

Greetings from the Province – Premier John Hamm

On Leadership – excerpts from the talk of the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

Security in the post 9-11 era – remarks by Secretary William S. Cohen

Expression of thanks – the Honourable John C. Crosbie

A few selected photographs from the evening:



Secretary William S. Cohen speaks about security and the Canada-U.S. border post 9-11.



AIMS’ President Brian Lee Crowley speaks with former AIMS’ Vice Chair and current Advisory Council Member, the Hon. John C. Crosbie during the pre dinner reception.



AIMS’ Chairman David Mann and AIMS’ Atlantica partner former Bangor Mayor Tim Woodcock gather with the 500 other guests to celebrate AIMS first ten years. 



Nova Scotia Premier John Hamm welcomes the crowd to AIMS’ 10th anniversary celebration.




Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney talks about the importance of leadership when dealing with political relationships – both federal-provincial and Canada-U.S..







AIMS would like to thank the following sponsors for making this celebratory event possible through their generous support:.


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