Minister of Foreign Affairs to Join Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan on a Tour of Mackenzie King Estate

(No. A/69 - July 3, 2009) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will join Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan on a visit to the Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park, Gatineau, Quebec. Russell Mills, Chair of the National Capital Commission (NCC), and Marie Lemay, Chief Executive Officer of the NCC, will also be on site to greet Their Majesties and the Minister.

Their Majesties will visit the magnificent 231-hectare estate, managed by the NCC, and enjoy the Victorian atmosphere and peaceful setting.

Event: Photo opportunity

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2009

Time: 11:45 a.m. EDT

Location: Mackenzie King Estate, Gatineau Park, Quebec

Media representatives are requested to RSVP by calling 613-995-1874 before noon on Friday, July 3.

Media representatives will be provided with directions to the Estate upon registering. They will be required to present proper identification for accreditation at the event.

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