Canadian Delegation to Accompany Governor General on Visit to Rwanda

April 1st, 2019

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will undertake a visit to Rwanda from April 4 to 9, 2019.

Parliamentarians and Canadian leaders in the fields of education, research, innovation, development, trade and the arts will enhance relations with their African counterparts. These exchanges will strengthen Canada’s relationship with Rwanda.


Ms. Lisa Stadelbauer
High Commissioner for Canada to Rwanda

Mr. Bob Bratina
Member of Parliament (Hamilton East — Stoney Creek)

Ms. Brenda Shanahan
Member of Parliament (Châteauguay — Lacolle)

Mr. David Christopherson
Member of Parliament (Hamilton Centre)

Mr. Stewart Wheeler
Chief of Protocol of Canada

Mr. Marc-André Fredette
Director General, Southern and Eastern Africa Bureau, Global Affairs Canada


Mr. Éloge C. Butera
Senior Policy Advisor to Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness for Canada and Honorary Witness to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Mr. Jean Lebel
President, International Development Research Centre

Ms. Rachel Kiddell-Monroe
Executive Director at See Change Initiative and International Board Member, Médecins Sans Frontières International

Ms. Sandrine Murengerantwali
Founder and President, Vivo Cuore Foundation

Dr. Gina Ogilvie
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
and Senior Public Health Scientist, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control

Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray
President and Vice-Chancellor, Saint Mary’s University, and
Board Chair, Canadian Bureau of International Education

Professor Neil Turok
Director Emeritus, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright
Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Frontier Institute

Dr. Shelly Whitman
Executive Director, Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative

Members of the public can follow the Governor General’s visit to Rwanda online at where photos and videos will be posted.


Media information:   

Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-302-0249 (cell)

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