A journalist, a lawyer, and a physician walk into Irak after the Gulf War... that could be the beginning of a joke. It is not. That is one of the fascinating true stories that the Minister of Economic Development from Ontario (picture right) shared with me when he visited Plug-and-Play Tech Center. He was one of the first non-arabs to be allowed in Irak in 1991, and to bring back some post-war footage.
Before entering politics, Dr. Eric Hoskins ran a multi-million dollar non-profit and practiced medicine in war zones including Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Burundi, Afghanistan and Pakistan. He tells us why he thinks the social impact arena will create jobs and strengthen communities.