Minister Cannon to Host Conference of G8 Officials and Deliver Keynote Address

(No. A/77 - May 3, 2010) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will host a conference of G8 officials on May 3 and 4, in Gatineau, Quebec. The Minister will deliver the keynote address.

Minister Cannon will speak of Canada’s leadership in the G8 in helping address security vulnerabilities in certain countries. He will also touch on how closer cooperation among G8 partner capacity-building programs could be achieved for peace operations, counterterrorism, the control of drugs and crime, and the reduction of the risk of nuclear proliferation, in order to increase effectiveness and coherence in addressing regional security vulnerabilities.

Event: Keynote address (open to media)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
noon ET
Room Chopin, Hilton Lac-Leamy, 3 Casino Boulevard, Gatineau, Quebec

For more information, please contact:

Ève Cardinal
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Catherine Gagnaire
Summits Management Office