Media Advisory - Governor General to Attend the Opening of the New International Headquarters for the Global Centre for Pluralism

OTTAWA, May 12, 2017 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will join His Highness the Aga Khan at the official opening of the new international headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.

During this event, the Governor General will deliver an address on the importance of pluralism and the role the Centre and Canada can play as leaders in this globally significant issue.

The event will be streamed live online at

About the Global Centre for Pluralism
Founded in Ottawa by His Highness the Aga Khan in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Global Centre for Pluralism is an independent, charitable organization. Inspired by Canada's experience as a diverse and inclusive country, the Centre was created to advance positive responses to the challenge of living peacefully and productively together in diverse societies.

Media accreditation is required. Members of the media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with Ms. Sara Caverley.

 On the day of the event, accredited media are asked to arrive at 330 Sussex Drive,
in Ottawa, no later than 10 a.m.

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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Media information: Melanie Primeau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-993-2569, 613-618-2691 (cell),; Sara Caverley, NATIONAL Public Relations, 613-233-1699 ext. 6228, 613-804-1789 (cell),

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