Modification - Minister Cannon to Give Speech and Hold Media Availability from Washington, D.C.

Modification: Adds speech and media contact information for speech, and changes time of media availability

(No. A/83 - Modification - May 11, 2010) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will give a keynote speech at the 40th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, and hold a media availability later the same day.

Event: Speech
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Time: 1:20 p.m. ET
Location: Ben Franklin Diplomatic Reception Hall, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Media representatives wishing to cover Minister Cannon’s address must contact Alex Andrews, Communications Manager, Council of the Americas, at 212-277-8384 or

Event: Media availability
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Time: 2:20 p.m. ET
Media Centre, Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Camera crews wishing to participate in the media availability are asked to arrive at the C Street NW entrance of the embassy at least 15 minutes in advance.

Media representatives wishing to listen in to the media availability are asked to use one of the following call-in numbers: 1-866-805-7923 (North America) or 613-960-7518 (local or international calls). The access code is 170845.

Please note that there will be no question-and-answer option for telephone participants.

For more information, please contact:

Ève Cardinal
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada