Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 27, 2014 14:21 ET

Canadian Delegates to Accompany Governor General on State Visits to Chile and Colombia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 27, 2014) - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will be joined by official and accompanying delegations on the occasion of the State visits to the Republic of Chile, from November 29 to December 3; and the Republic of Colombia, from December 3 to 6, 2014.

Parliamentarians and Canadian leaders from academic, innovation and business sectors will enhance their relations with their Chilean and Colombian counterparts. These exchanges will further develop the wide-ranging and multi-faceted relationship with Chile and Colombia, partner markets for Canada, and will provide greater impetus to bilateral initiatives in various areas, particularly in strategies promoting education, innovation and trade.


The Honourable Michelle Rempel
Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)
Mr. Arnold Chan
Member of Parliament
Dr. Howard Alper (Chile only)
Chair, Science, Innovation and Technology Council
Ms. Denise Amyot (Colombia only)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Colleges and Institutes Canada
Mr. John Baker
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, D2L Corporation
Mr. Paul Davidson
President, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Dr. Brent Herbert-Copley (Chile only)
Vice-President, Research Programs Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council and Co-Chair, Canada-Chile Science and Technology Committee
Mr. Jean Lebel
President, International Development Research Centre
Ms. Victoria Lennox
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Startup Canada
Mr. James Maynard
President and Chief Executive Officer, Wavefront
Mr. Richard Meyers
Vice President, Technical and Northern Affairs, The Mining Association of Canada
Dr. Gilles Patry (Chile only)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Foundation for Innovation
Mr. Rodney N. Thomas
President, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
Dr. Carolyn Watters
Provost and Vice-President Academic, Dalhousie University and President, CALDO Consortium

The biographies of the accompanying delegation will be made available online at

Members of the public can follow the Governor General's State visits to the Republic of Chile and the Republic of Colombia online at, where speeches, photos and videos will be posted.

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