Media Advisory - Governor General to Deliver Remarks at Public Policy Forum Event

OTTAWA, May 19, 2017 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will provide opening remarks at Meet the New Faces of Canadian Innovation, an event hosted by the Public Policy Forum on May 24, 2017, at 9 a.m., at the Innovation Centre, 7 Bayview Rd., in Ottawa.

Catherine Clark will moderate a conversation with the recipients of the 2017 Governor General's Innovation Awards, who will share their stories of challenge and triumph. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will also take part in the event.

The event will be streamed on Facebook starting at 9 a.m. (EDT) at

About the Public Policy Forum
The Public Policy Forum works with all levels of government and the public service, the private sector, labour, post-secondary institutions, NGOs and Indigenous groups to improve policy outcomes for Canadians. As a non-partisan, member-based organization, we work from "inclusion to conclusion," by convening discussions on fundamental policy issues and by identifying new options and paths forward. For 30 years, the PPF has broken down barriers among sectors, contributing to meaningful change that builds a better Canada. For more information, visit

Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Public Policy Forum.

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For further information: Media information: Julie Rocheleau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-7280, 613-302-0249 (cell),; Carl Neustaedter, Public Policy Forum, 613-238-7858 ext. 286, 613-866-7210 (cell),; Sabrina Ahmad, Public Policy Forum, 613-238-7858 ext. 225,

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