Their Excellencies to attend State funeral events for the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

March 18, 2024

OTTAWA, Ontario—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Whit Fraser will take part in commemorative events to mark the passing of the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney P.C., C.C., G.O.Q.

Their Excellencies will join other dignitaries for the lying-in-state in Ottawa, where they will express their sympathies to the family and sign a book of condolences. They will also attend the State funeral at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal on Saturday, March 23, 2024.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Sir John A. Macdonald Building, Ottawa

State funeral ceremony
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal

Notes for media:

  • Members of the media must seek media accreditation from Canadian Heritage in advance.
  • Official photos of the ceremonial events can be provided to media upon request via

Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office

Canadian Heritage Media Relations

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