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Governor General to visit Sweden to strengthen ties between “inclusive societies”

David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will conduct a State visit to the Kingdom of Sweden from February 19 to 23, 2017 accompanied with parliamentarians and Canadian leaders from academia, innovation, trade and civil society.

The official delegation includes Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, MPs Larry Bagnell, Thomas Mulcair and Bruce Stanton, Heather Grant, Ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of Sweden, Alexandra Bugailiskis, Assistant Deputy Minister, Europe, Middle East and Maghreb, Global Affairs Canada, Roy Norton, Chief of Protocol of Canada, Patricia Jaton and Deputy Secretary to the Governor General of Canada

The accompanying Delegation includes Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Naheed K. Nenshi, Mayor, City of Calgary, Daniel Alfredsson, Senior Advisor, Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, Dr. Sophie d’Amours, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Université Laval, Nadia Duguay Co-founder, Exeko, and Member, Executive Committee, CCUNESCO, Alia Hogben, Executive Director, Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Dr. Art McDonald, Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University, Joy Nott, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters, Maatalii Okalik, President, National Inuit Youth Council, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Karen Oldfield, President and Chief Executive Officer, Halifax Port Authority, Iain Stewart, President, National Research Council of Canada.

According to the official statement the delegation “will enhance relations with their counterparts from Sweden” and “these exchanges will further strengthen Canada’s ties with Sweden, with a particular focus on innovation, trade, and inclusive and sustainable societies.”

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