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Canadian Delegation - State Visit to Sweden

February 16, 2017 

Canadian Delegation to Accompany Governor General
on State Visit to the Kingdom of Sweden 

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will conduct a State visit to the Kingdom of Sweden from February 19 to 23, 2017.  

Parliamentarians and Canadian leaders from academia, innovation, trade and civil society will enhance relations with their counterparts from Sweden. These exchanges will further strengthen Canada’s ties with Sweden, with a particular focus on innovation, trade, and inclusive and sustainable societies.


The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Science 

The Honourable Larry Bagnell, P.C., M.P.
Member of Parliament for Yukon 

The Honourable Thomas Mulcair, P.C., M.P.
Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada 

Mr. Bruce Stanton, M.P.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons 

Ms. Heather Grant
Ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of Sweden 

Ms. Alexandra Bugailiskis
Assistant Deputy Minister, Europe, Middle East and Maghreb, Global Affairs Canada

Mr. Roy Norton                                         
Chief of Protocol of Canada 

Ms. Patricia Jaton
Deputy Secretary to the Governor General of Canada


The Honourable Perrin Beatty, P.C.                                                
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce

His Worship Naheed K. Nenshi                                                            
Mayor, City of Calgary 

Mr. Daniel Alfredsson, M.S.C.                                                                  
Senior Advisor, Ottawa Senators Hockey Club        

Dr. Sophie d’Amours                                                                          
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Université Laval and Canada Research Chair in Planning Sustainable Forest Value Networks

Ms. Nadia Duguay                                                                                        
Co-founder, Exeko, and Member, Executive Committee, CCUNESCO

Ms. Alia Hogben, C.M.                                                                      
Executive Director, Canadian Council of Muslim Women

Dr. Art McDonald, C.C., O.Ont., O.N.S.
Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University and 2015 Physics Nobel Laureate

Ms. Joy Nott                                                                                        
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters

Ms. Maatalii Okalik                                                                            
President, National Inuit Youth Council, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)             

Ms. Karen Oldfield                                                                              
President and Chief Executive Officer, Halifax Port Authority

Mr. Iain Stewart                                                   
President, National Research Council of Canada 

The biographies of the accompanying delegation will be available online

Members of the public can follow the Governor General’s State visit to the Kingdom of Sweden online at where speeches, photos and videos will be posted. 


Media information:                                                 

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Rideau Hall Press Office
613-302-0912 (cell) 

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