Minister Cannon to Pay Tribute to Captain Joseph-Elzéar Bernier

(No. A/67 - June 30, 2009) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will deliver brief remarks to pay tribute to Captain Joseph-Elzéar Bernier, who proclaimed Canadian sovereignty over the Arctic Archipelago 100 years ago.

Event: Remarks (followed by a photo opportunity)

Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Time: 8:30 p.m. EDT

Location: Lobby, Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

For more information, please contact:

Natalie Sarafian
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada