Reminder - Remembering Our Past, Preparing for Our Future

Modernizing Canadian diplomacy for the 21st century

March 26, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will speak on the foreign policy legacy of former Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker and how Canada is building a modern diplomacy for the 21st century.

The speech will be delivered to an audience of Canadian diplomats and colleagues at Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, as well as other stakeholders, students and academics.

Baird will use this opportunity to launch volume 29 of the series “Documents on Canadian External Relations”—the final volume chronicling Diefenbaker’s foreign policy during his tenure as Canada’s 13th prime minister.

The speech will be webcast live on the department’s Internet site.

Event 1: Speech: “Remembering Our Past, Preparing for Our Future”
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m. ET
Location: Cadieux Auditorium, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Event 2: Media availability
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 11:20 a.m. ET
Location: Lobby, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Please note that this event is open only to journalists accredited with the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
613-995-1874
media@international.gc.ca
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