Minister Paradis to participate in We Day event

April 8, 2014 – The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will speak about international development and the power of youth to 18,000 young Canadians participating in national We Day in Ottawa.

Other speakers at the event include Martin Luther King III, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, and brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger, international activists and co-founders of Free the Children.

We Day is an initiative of Free the Children, an international charity and educational partner that educates, engages, and empowers youth to become agents of change.

DATE: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

TIME: 10:40 a.m.

LOCATION: Canadian Tire Centre
1000 Palladium Drive
Ottawa, Ontario

For more information, media should contact:

Margaux Stastny
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie 
819-953-6238
margaux.stastny@international.gc.ca

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Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD)
613-995-1874
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