Martin Laflamme

LRC Contributor

Martin Laflamme is a Canadian diplomat, currently posted to Taiwan. The views presented in the magazine are his own.

Articles by Martin Laflamme

  • Diplomatically Speaking (April 2023)
    An envoy’s many years of service
  • Starchitect Saga (January–February 2016)
    A review of Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry, by Paul Goldberger, and Frank Gehry, edited by Aurélien Lemonier and Frédéric Migayrou
  • The Diplomatic Dance (October 2005)
    A review of Rollercoaster: My Hectic Years as Jean Chrétien’s Diplomatic Advisor 1994–1998, by James Bartleman, Getting It Done: A Memoir, by Derek H. Burney, and Escott Reid: Diplomat and Scholar, edited by Greg Donaghy and Stéphane Roussel
  • Reluctant Nationalistic Hero (May 2014)
    A review of Paul-Émile Borduas: A Critical Biography, by François-Marc Gagnon, translated by Peter Feldstein
  • Like Father, Like Daughter (December 2010)
    A review of The Ghost Brush, by Katherine Govier.
  • Thought in Action (July–August 2009)
    A review of Norman Bethune, by Adrienne Clarkson and “Norman Bethune: trail of Solidarity — La huella solidaria” at the McCord Museum of Canadian History
  • Diplomats: Do We Need Them? (March 2008)
    A review of Ambassador Assignments: Canadian Diplomats Reflect on Our Place in the World, edited by David Chalmer Reece
  • Our Man in London (December 2006)
    A review of Commissions High: Canada in London, 1870–1971, by Roy MacLaren