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Official and Accompanying Delegations

November 27, 2012

Canadian Delegates to Accompany Governor General
on Visits to Mexico, Peru and Guatemala

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will be joined by official and accompanying delegations on the occasion of a working visit to the United Mexican States, from November 30 to December 2; an official visit to the Republic of Peru, from December 2 to 5; and a State visit to the Republic of Guatemala, from December 5 to 7, 2012. 

The delegation of Canadian government and private sector leaders in the fields of business, education, and social justice and development will share their experiences and knowledge with their counterparts and play an active role in highlighting Canada’s involvement in the three countries visited. These exchanges will further develop the wide-ranging and multi-faceted relationships with Mexico, Peru and Guatemala and will provide greater visibility for our bilateral co-operation initiatives.  


The Honourable Diane Ablonczy
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs)

Randy Hoback
Member of Parliament 

Brian Masse                                                                      
Member of Parliament 

The Honourable Geoff Regan
Member of Parliament 



Paul Davidson                                                 (Mexico)
President, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)

Derek Evans                                                   (Peru and Guatemala)                                   
Executive Director, CUSO International 

James Knight
President and CEO, Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) 

Jayson Myers
President and CEO, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (CME) 

Glenn Nolan                                     
President of Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
Vice-President, Aboriginal Affairs, Noront Resources 

The Honourable Justice David M. Paciocco
Ontario Court of Justice
The biographies of the accompanying delegation are available

Members of the public can follow the working visit to the United Mexican States, the official visit to the Republic of Peru, and the State visit to the Republic of Guatemala online at, where speeches and photos of the Governor General will be posted.


Media information:

Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Press Office

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