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Governor General to Meet with Bill Gates

February 24, 2015

Governor General to Meet with Bill Gates

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will meet with Mr. Bill Gates at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 11:15 a.m.

“I’m pleased to welcome Mr. Gates to Rideau Hall to discuss matters dealing with Canadian philanthropy. The meeting will be an opportunity to speak about Canada’s commitment and leadership in this area.”

Last spring, during his visit to the West Coast of the United States, the Governor General visited the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle to learn more about the philanthropy strategies and approaches. This meeting with Mr. Gates will continue to help foster best practices.

For more information on the Foundation, visit their website at


Media wishing to be present for the photo opportunity are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 11:00 a.m.

Media information:

Dominique Collin
Rideau Hall Press Office

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