Statement by Minister of State Ablonczy on Return of Canadian Citizen from Mexico

(No. 243 – August 20, 2011 – 4:15 p.m. ET) The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), today made the following statement welcoming the return to Canada of Pavel Kulisek after he was acquitted by Mexican courts.

"I welcome Mr. Kulisek back to Canada and I am pleased for both him and his family that he was acquitted. I extend my sincere appreciation to Canadian officials, both in Ottawa and in Mexico, who worked hard to advance Mr. Kulisek's case and to provide assistance and support to him and his family. I also thank Member of Parliament Andrew Saxton for his tireless efforts on behalf of Mr. Kulisek. We are pleased this case has come to a successful conclusion."

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John Babcock
Senior Communications Adviser
Office of the Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs)

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