Yves Fortier is a Canadian diplomat, trial and appellate lawyer, arbitrator and corporate director. From 1988 to 1991 Maître Fortier was Canada's Ambassador to the United Nations which was the last time that Canada had a seat on the UN Security Council.

In this video, Maître Fortier describes the turbulent global events that happened while he sat on the Security Council including Nelson Mandela's release from prison as well as the fall of the Berlin Wall. Maître Fortier also describes why Canadians, dating back to the time of Lester Pearson, have been so successful on the international stage. 

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