Minister of State Uppal to Announce National Holocaust Monument Development Council

March 30, 2012 - On behalf of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State (Democratic Reform), will announce the members of the National Holocaust Monument Development Council on April 2, 2012.

The council is a group of volunteers who will be responsible for spearheading a fundraising campaign to cover the cost of planning, construction and maintenance of the monument. The council will also advise the foreign affairs minister during the planning and design phases.

Event: Remarks (open to media) and media availability
Monday, April 2, 2012
9 a.m. ET
Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario

Media interested in attending the event must register at the main entrance to the museum. Photo identification will be required.

Camera set up must take place by 8:45 a.m.

For more information, please contact:

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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