*** UPDATE TO ITINERARY *** - Governor General's Visit to the Midwest of the United States of America

OTTAWA, April 29, 2015 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will attend the funeral of the Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin, Speaker of the Senate. The service will take place at the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal, on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 2 p.m. Consequently, he will not be attending some of the events previously planned in Detroit, Michigan, as part of his visit to the Midwest of the United States of America (April 26-30). Below is the updated itinerary for Thursday, April 30.

Detroit, Michigan
Thursday, April 30

8 a.m.
Canada-U.S. Shiprider Program Event
His Excellency will meet with U.S. Coast Guard and RCMP officials to learn more about Shiprider, the Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement program in place on the Detroit River. Following a briefing, the Governor General will address members of the U.S. Coast Guard and of the RCMP before embarking on a patrol of the Detroit River, during which he will receive further details regarding the program.
US Coast Guard Sector Detroit
OPEN TO ACCREDITED MEDIA—During Governor General's remarks and the pre-patrol briefing

10:30 a.m.
Meeting with the Governor of Michigan
The Governor General will meet with the Honourable Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, to discuss the importance of Canada-U.S. partnerships in North American competitiveness and Michigan economic prosperity.

Visits abroad by a governor general play an important role in Canada's relations with other countries. They are highly valuable as they help broaden bilateral relations and exchanges among peoples.

Members of the public can follow the Governor General's visit to the Midwest of the United States of America online at www.gg.ca, where speeches and photos will be posted.

This itinerary is subject to change without notice.
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SOURCE Government House

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