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Canada-U.S. Partnership Innovation Conference

October 31, 2011

Governor General to Address Canada-U.S. Partnership Innovation Conference

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver the opening remarks at The Canada-U.S. Partnership: Enhancing the Innovation Ecosystem conference, on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at 8:00 a.m., at the Fairmont Château Laurier, in Ottawa.

The Governor General will encourage participants to think and dream of the different ways in which both Canada and the United States can continue to be leaders in innovation. His Excellency believes that learning and innovation are key components in establishing a smart and caring nation, and has incorporated these principles into the three pillars of his mandate as the 28th governor general of Canada.

About the Canada-U.S. Partnership conference
Co-hosted by Canada 2020 and the Embassy of the United States in Ottawa, The Canada-U.S. Partnership: Enhancing the Innovation Ecosystem conference will bring together North American business, government and academic leaders to discuss and debate four key areas: North American Innovation Policy; Canada-U.S. University Partnerships; Financing North American Business Innovation; and Managing Innovation. For more information, visit


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Marie-Pierre Bélanger
Rideau Hall Press Office

Susan Smith
Bluesky Strategy Group
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