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Delegates - State Visit to the People's Republic of China

October 16, 2013 

Canadian Delegates to Accompany Governor General
on State Visit to China

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 State visit to the People’s Republic of China, from October 16 to 24, 2013.

A delegation of Canadian public-and private-sector leaders in the fields of business, education and innovation, will share their experiences and knowledge with their Chinese counterparts and play an active role in highlighting Canada’s involvement in the host country. These exchanges will further develop the wide-ranging and multi-faceted relationships with China, and will provide greater visibility for our bilateral initiatives. 


The Honourable John Baird     (Beijing)
Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Honourable Joe Oliver      (Beijing)
Minister of Natural Resources

Chungsen Leung
Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism 

Wai Young
Member of Parliament and Co-Chair of the Canada-China Legislative Association 

Don Davies                                                                
Member of Parliament 

Earl Dreeshen
Member of Parliament 

Scott Simms
Member of Parliament 


The Honourable Perrin Beatty     (Shanghai/Nanjing/Chengdu/Guangzhou)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Chamber of Commerce 

The Honourable John Manley    (Beijing/Shanghai)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Council of Chief Executives 

Dr. Alain Beaudet
President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Co-chair, Canada-China Joint Committee on Science and Technology 

Dr. Amit Chakma     (Beijing/Shanghai/Nanjing)
President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Ontario 

Dana Fox
Founder and Vice Chair, ClevrU Corporation 

V. Peter Harder
President, Canada China Business Council and Senior Policy Advisor, Dentons Canada LLP 

Peter Kruyt     (Beijing/Shanghai/Nanjing)
Chairman, Canada China Business Council and Vice-President, Power Corporation of Canada 

Gilles Patry
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Foundation for Innovation 

Yuen Pau Woo     (Beijing/Shanghai)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada 

The biographies of the accompanying delegation are available online

Members of the public can follow the Governor General’s State visits to the People’s Republic of China online at, where speeches, photos and videos will be posted.


Media information:

Marie-Pierre Bélanger
Rideau Hall Press Office 

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