July 13, 2009
No. A/73

Minister Day to Participate in Official Farewell to Emperor and Empress of Japan

The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, will be present for the official farewell to Japan’s Emperor and Empress as they leave Canada on Tuesday, July 14, 2009.

During their stay in Canada from July 3 to 14, Their Majesties met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other Canadian officials, as well as representatives of the Japanese-Canadian community. They also visited major Canadian cities and attractions.

Event: Photo opportunity
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Time: noon PDT
Location: Air Canada, North Hangar, 6001 Grant McConachie Way (Gate 1), Vancouver International Airport, Richmond, British Columbia

For more information, please contact:

Mélisa Leclerc
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
613-992-6186

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-996-2000
www.internationaltrade.gc.ca