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Canadian Delegation - Official Visit to the People’s Republic of China

July 7, 2017 

Canadian Delegation to Accompany Governor General
on Official Visit to the People’s Republic of China

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will undertake an official visit to the People’s Republic of China from July 10 to 14, 2017.

Parliamentarians and Canadian leaders from the areas of education, research, innovation,  agri-food, tourism and civil society will enhance relations with their Chinese counterparts. These exchanges will further strengthen Canada and China’s vast and dynamic relationship.


The Honourable Bardish Chagger
Minister of Small Business and Tourism
and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough (Beijing)
Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities 

The Honourable John McCallum 
Ambassador of Canada to the People’s Republic of China

The Honourable Thomas Mulcair
Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada

Mr. John Barlow
Member of Parliament for Foothills

Mr. Geng Tan
Member of Parliament for Don Valley North and Co-Chair, Canada-China Legislative Association

Mr. Roy Norton 
Chief of Protocol of Canada

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

Mr. David Hartman 
Executive Director, Greater China Division, Global Affairs Canada

Mr. Philippe Rheault (Chongqing/Guiyang)
Consul General of Canada to Chongqing


Ms. Manon Barbeau 
Founder, Director General and Artistic Director, Wapikoni Mobile

Mr. Stewart Beck
President and Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Mr. Paul Davidson
President and Chief Executive Officer, Universities Canada

Mr. David F. Goldstein
President and Chief Executive Officer, Destination Canada

Mr. Graham Shantz
President, Canada China Business Council

The biographies of the accompanying delegation will be available online at

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


Media information:                                                      

Josephine Laframboise
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-668-1929 (cell)

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