Cancelled: Photo Opportunity with Minister Paradis and Ingrid Betancourt

(No. A/96  - September 25, 2009) (Modification - event cancelled)The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will hold a brief photo opportunity with former Colombian presidential candidate, politician and human rights activist Ingrid Betancourt.

Ms. Betancourt is a Colombian-French politician, former senator, anti-corruption activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. She was kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia on February 23, 2002, and rescued by Colombian security forces six and a half years later, on July 2, 2008.

Event: Photo opportunity - Cancelled
Date: Friday, September 25, 2009
Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Weather permitting, the photo opportunity will take place outside.

In order to accommodate security arrangements, media representatives are requested to RSVP by calling 613-995-1874 before 12:30 p.m (EDT) on Friday, September 25.

For more information, please contact:

Mary-Ann Dewey-Plante

Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada