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Canadian Delegates to the People's Republic of China

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June 29, 2010

Canadian Delegates to Accompany Governor General on Visit to the People’s Republic of China

OTTAWA — During the visit to the People’s Republic of China, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond will be accompanied by 12 Canadian delegates who will actively participate in meetings and discussions with Chinese civil society.
The delegates come from a variety of backgrounds—such as international and economic cooperation, urban planning and architecture, trade, health services, arts, culture and aboriginal affairs—and will meet with their counterparts to share their knowledge and expertise. This will be an opportunity for both sides to increase relations between Canadians and Chinese civil society through discussions and networking.

Internet users will be invited to read the blogs of the Canadian delegates and the Governor General on this visit at www.citizenvoices.gg.ca

Listed below are the members of the accompanying delegation:

ACCOMPANYING DELEGATION

Dr. Robert Armstrong
Associate Professor and Head of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia
Chief of Pediatric Medicine, BC Children’s Hospital
and BC Women’s Hospital Provincial Health Services Authority

Dr. Ming Tat Cheung
President, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto‬‪

Louise Déry
Director, Galerie de l’UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal)

V. Peter Harder
President, Canada China Business Council, and Senior Policy Advisor, Fraser Milner Casgrain

Jack Jedwab
Executive Director, Association for Canadian Studies

Grand Chief Edward John
Hereditary Chief, Tl’azt’en Nation, and Executive Member, First Nations Summit Task Group

Bruce Johnson
Curator of Contemporary Art, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, and Author

Diana Lary
Professor Emeriti of Chinese History, University of British Columbia

Hong Leng
Artist, Painter

Bernard McNamara
Architect and President of Emergency Architects of Canada

Bing Thom
Principal, Bing Thom Architects

Yuen Pau Woo
President & CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

The visit to the People’s Republic of China will take place from June 30 to July 5, 2010.Members of the public can follow this visit through speeches and photos that will be available online daily at www.gg.ca.   

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Media information
Marie-Ève Létourneau                                                  
Rideau Hall Press Office                                              
meletourneau@gg.ca                            
www.gg.ca                                                                              
www.citizenvoices.gg.ca