Minister Cannon to Host Inaugural Human Rights Award Ceremony

(No. A/16 - March 9, 2011) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will host the inaugural John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights and Freedom Award Ceremony on Thursday, March 10, 2011.

Minister Cannon will also present the award to this year’s recipients.

Event: Award presentation
Thursday, March 10, 2011
11:15 a.m. ET
Cadieux Auditorium, Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Media interested in attending must register at the entrance to the Cadieux Auditorium in the Lester B. Pearson Building. Photo identification will be required.

Camera setup must take place by 11 a.m.

Media representatives unable to attend but wishing to listen via teleconference may call one of the following numbers: 1-877-413-4816 (Canada and United States toll-free) or 613-960-7528. The access code is 4854566.

For more information, please contact:

Lynn Meahan
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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