Minister Cannon to Speak on Canada’s Arctic

(No. A/25 - March 26, 2009) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will speak on Friday, March 27, 2009, to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations on the topic “Our Sovereignty in the Arctic: A Priority for the Canadian Government.” Minister Cannon will hold a media availability following his speech.

Prior to his speech, the Minister will meet with senior academics specializing in Arctic issues to discuss Canada’s continued leadership in the circumpolar world.

Event: Photo opportunity (at the beginning of meeting with academics)
Date: Friday, March 27, 2009
Time: 9:00 a.m. EDT
Location: Salon Hiver, Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec

Event: Speech
Date: Friday, March 27, 2009
Time: Noon EDT
Location: Salon des Saisons, Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec

Event: Media Availability
Date: Friday, March 27, 2009
Time: 1:35 p.m. EDT
Location: Salon Hiver, Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec

For more information, please contact:

Natalie Sarafian
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
613-995-1851

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-995-1874