Reminder - Minister Cannon and Minister of State Kent to Host Event Marking 20th Anniversary of Canada’s Accession to OAS

(No. A/40 - March 5, 2010) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas), will host an event on Monday, March 8, 2010, to mark the 20th anniversary of Canada’s accession to the Organization of American States (OAS).

Remarks will be given by Minister Cannon; Minister of State Kent; the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, former prime minister of Canada; and José Miguel Insulza, OAS Secretary General.

Event: Special event marking 20th anniversary of Canada’s accession to the OAS
Date:
Monday, March 8, 2010
Time:
6:05 p.m.
Location:
Cadieux Auditorium, Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Media representatives and technicians wishing to participate are requested to RSVP by calling the Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office at 613-995-1874 before 3 p.m. on Monday, March 8.

Camera setup should take place by 5:15 p.m. in the Cadieux Auditorium. Early setup is required for live camera coverage. Please contact the Media Relations Office to confirm participation.

Media interested in attending must register at the Lester B. Pearson Building reception desk. Photo identification will be required.

For more information, please contact:

Catherine Loubier
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
613-995-1851

Eleanor Johnston
Senior Special Assistant (Communications)
Office of the Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas)
613-947-8981

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