Media advisory - The Honourable Stockwell Day to speak at National Press Club of Canada about Trade Initiatives, and the Government's Ongoing Efforts to Open Doors for Canadian Businesses Abroad

    OTTAWA, Feb. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - The Diplomatic Press Attaché luncheons are
co-presented by the National Press Club of Canada Foundation and the Ottawa
Diplomatic Association to provide a podium to leaders to speak on topics of
common interest.

    Speaker:          The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International
                      Trade and Minister for the Asia Pacific Gateway
    Introduction by:  ODA Secretary General His Excellency Margers Krams,
                      Ambassador of Latvia.

    Stockwell Day was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000 and
re-elected in 2004, 2006 and 2008. In February 2006, Mr. Day was appointed
Minister of Public Safety.
    From 1986 to 2000, he represented Red Deer North in the Alberta
Legislature, where he served in the Progressive Conservative government in a
variety of senior roles including Chief Whip, Government House Leader,
Minister of Labour and Minister of Social Services. From 1997 to 2000, he was
Provincial Treasurer (Minister of Finance) and acting Premier.
    Upon his election in 2000, he was named Leader of the Official Opposition
and remained in this role until December 2001. Prior to his election, Mr. Day
was a school administrator. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and
the Rotary Club. He and his wife, Valorie, have three sons and twelve

    When:     Thursday February 26, 2009

    Time:     11:45 am Registration
              12:00 pm Lunch and speeches

    Where:    Rideau Room, 2nd floor
              Sheraton Hotel Ottawa
              150 Albert Street, Ottawa

    Cost:     ODA and National Press Club members $40 (individual),
              Non-members $50

    RSVP:     613-567-9900

    About the National Press Club of Canada Foundation (NPCCF)

    The NPCCF operates the National Press Club, founded in 1928. Today the
Press Club is thriving under a new business model and guided by a 12-person
board of directors. Our mission is to provide a place where journalists and
newsmakers can meet and speak on issues of the day, to support press freedom
and reward and encourage excellence in journalism through awards and
scholarship programs. Visit

    About the Ottawa Diplomatic Association (ODA)

    The ODA is a non-profit organization, most of whom are Diplomatic Agents
of foreign countries and members of international organizations accredited in
Canada. We have the privilege of functioning under the high patronage of Her
Excellency, the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, the Governor General of
Canada, and in close cooperation with the Diplomatic Corps Service, Office of
Protocol (DFAIT). The ODA's objectives are to provide opportunities to
increase members' knowledge of Canadian politics, economy and culture and
encourage the exchange of information to improve multilateral relations with
all levels of government in Canada. Visit:
    His Excellence Ambassador Margers Krams, of The Embassy of The Republic
of Latvia in Ottawa and Secretary General of The Ottawa Diplomatic Association
will open with a welcoming speech and introduce Minister Day. For Ambassador
Krams bio please visit:

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For further information:

For further information: Roxanne Brousseau-Félio at
To reserve a seat or corporate table for this event please contact the
National Press Club of Canada office at (613) 567-9900

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