Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

October 16, 2013 14:20 ET

Canadian Delegates to Accompany Governor General on State Visit to China

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 16, 2013) - 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 a State visit to the People's Republic of China, from October 16 to 24, 2013.

A delegation of Canadian public-and private-sector leaders in the fields of business, education and innovation, will share their experiences and knowledge with their Chinese counterparts and play an active role in highlighting Canada's involvement in the host country. These exchanges will further develop the wide-ranging and multi-faceted relationships with China, and will provide greater visibility for our bilateral initiatives.


The Honourable John Baird (Beijing)
Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Honourable Joe Oliver (Beijing)
Minister of Natural Resources
Chungsen Leung
Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism
Wai Young
Member of Parliament and Co-Chair of the Canada-China Legislative Association
Don Davies
Member of Parliament
Earl Dreeshen
Member of Parliament
Scott Simms
Member of Parliament


The Honourable Perrin Beatty (Shanghai/Nanjing/Chengdu/Guangzhou)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
The Honourable John Manley (Beijing/Shanghai)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Council of Chief Executives
Dr. Alain Beaudet
President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Co-chair, Canada-China Joint Committee on Science and Technology
Dr. Amit Chakma (Beijing/Shanghai/Nanjing)
President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Ontario
Dana Fox
Founder and Vice Chair, ClevrU Corporation
V. Peter Harder
President, Canada China Business Council and Senior Policy Advisor, Dentons Canada LLP
Peter Kruyt (Beijing/Shanghai/Nanjing)
Chairman, Canada China Business Council and Vice-President, Power Corporation of Canada
Gilles Patry
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Foundation for Innovation
Yuen Pau Woo (Beijing/Shanghai)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

The biographies of the accompanying delegation are available online at

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

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