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127th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union in Québec

October 17, 2012

Governor General to Deliver the Opening Address at the
127th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union in Québec

OTTAWAHis Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver the opening address during the Inaugural Ceremony of  the 127th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), being held on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at 6:30 p.m., at the Québec City Convention Centre.

The Assembly will take place from October 21 to 26, 2012, in the City of Québec. The overall theme will focus on the role of parliaments in addressing the challenges of citizenship, identity, and linguistic and cultural diversity in a globalized world. 

The Parliament of Canada has a long history of active and engaged participation in the work and meetings of the IPU. This will be the fourth time in the 120-year history of the IPU that Canada will host the Assembly, and the first time in more than 25 years.

About the Inter-Parliamentary Union
As an international organization representing more than 162 member parliaments, the IPU aims to facilitate debate, dialogue and co-operation between parliamentarians on the international stage. Twelve hundred parliamentarians and observers from the member parliaments are expected to attend the 127th Assembly of the IPU. For more information, visit


For information about media accreditation, please contact Mr. Terry Guillon, Chief of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery and Media Operations Officer for the Assembly at 613-992-4511 or

Media information:
Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Press Office

Francine Pressault
Host Parliament Media Relations
613-944-4075 or 613-299-5359

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