Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
2010 Muskoka G8 Summit

2010 Muskoka G8 Summit

September 12, 2009 09:00 ET

Minister Clement Unveils Official Logo of the 2010 Muskoka G8 Summit

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2009) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Member of Parliament for Parry Sound-Muskoka, today unveiled the official logo for the 2010 Muskoka G8 Summit.

"This image shows a windswept pine tree firmly rooted atop a solid rock foundation. It embodies the spirit of the Muskoka region," said Minister Clement.

The logo was inspired by Canada's Group of Seven painters, whose works captured so remarkably the natural beauty of Muskoka. Their art transformed the Muskoka pine tree into a Canadian icon that made the region known the world over.

"Our government recognizes the significance of holding the G8 Summit in Canada. Not only is it an honour to host this prestigious event, but it is also an opportunity to showcase Canada and, in particular, the Muskoka region," said Minister Clement.

The G8 Summit brings together the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The summit has evolved over the years into an annual meeting that addresses a wide range of international economic, political and social issues.

(Please see the attached backgrounder and the 2010 Muskoka G8 logo Graphics Standards Manual available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/musa0912.pdf for guidelines on the use of the 2010 Muskoka G8 Summit logo.)


BACKGROUNDER

Authorized Usage of the 2010 Muskoka G8 Summit Logo

The G8 Summit brings together the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The summit has evolved over the years into an annual meeting that addresses a wide range of international economic, political and social issues.

The federal Crown owns the 2010 Muskoka G8 Summit logo and controls its use. The Summits Management Office intends to allow use of the logo in a non-commercial manner befitting the status and goals of the summit. At this time, we can say that:

- Media may use the logo in its entirety. Media interested in using the logo can obtain a copy of the Graphics Standards Manual by contacting the Summits Management Office. We ask that everyone respect the usage guidelines for the logo.

- Not-for-profit partners in Ontario who provided in-kind support for the summit, such as the towns of Huntsville, Parry-Sound and others of the Muskoka region, may also use the logo. Partners wishing to use the logo should contact the Summits Management Office..

- All federal departments and agencies may use the logo, which must be accompanied by the federal identifier (Government of Canada or departmental) and the Canada wordmark in all instances. To ensure a consistent approach to use of the logo, graphics standards are being posted on the Government of Canada Intranet site for reference by all federal departments and agencies. Departments hosting ministerial and other meetings related to the G8 may change the text below the logo to reflect the title and location of their meetings, but otherwise the logo and the wording under it must be used together as per the graphics standards. Only federal departments and agencies will have the right to use the logo following the G8 Summit.

- Any commercial on non-commercial party may request permission to use the logo by contacting the Summits Management Office via email at G82010@international.gc.ca or calling our toll-free number at 1-888-G8CAN10 (1-888-482-2610).

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Lynn Meahan
    Press Secretary
    613-943-7029
    or
    Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
    Catherine Gagnaire
    Deputy Director, Strategic Communications and Media Relation
    Summits Management Office (SMO)
    613-995-1874