Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

February 20, 2014 13:15 ET

Canadian Delegates to Accompany Governor General on State Visit to India

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 20, 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 a State visit to the Republic of India, from February 22 to March 2, 2014.

Parliamentarians and Canadian public-and private-sector leaders will enhance business, academic, cultural and people-to-people ties with their Indian counterparts. These exchanges will further develop the wide-ranging and multi-faceted relationship with India, a major economic player and priority market for Canada, and will provide greater impetus to bilateral initiatives in various sectors, particularly in strategies promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and education.


The Honourable Bal Gosal
Minister of State (Sport)
The Honourable Deepak Obhrai
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights
Parm Gill
Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs
Jasbir Sandhu
Member of Parliament
Jinny Sims
Member of Parliament
Wai Young
Member of Parliament


The Honourable Kevin Lynch
Vice Chairman, BMO Financial Group and Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo
Denise Amyot
President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of Canadian Community Colleges
John Baker (Bangalore, Mumbai)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Desire2Learn Incorporated
Vasu Chanchlani
Entrepreneur and Founder, Chanchlani Foundation
Paul Davidson
President, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Barj Dhahan
Co-Founder and Director, Canada India Education Society and immediate past National Chair, Canada India Foundation
Bob Dhillon
President and Chief Executive Officer, Mainstreet Equity Corporation
Robert Donald (Bangalore, Mumbai)
Executive Director, Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace
Tom Jenkins
Chairman, OpenText Corporation
Jean Lebel
President, International Development Research Centre
Elisa Paloschi
Director/Producer, Eyesfull
Gilles Patry
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Foundation for Innovation
Dr. Peter Singer
Chief Executive Officer, Grand Challenges Canada
Peter Sutherland
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada-India Business Council
Stephen Toope (New Delhi)
President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of British Columbia
Peter van der Velden
Managing General Partner, Lumira Capital Investment Management and President, Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
Yuen Pau Woo (Bangalore, Mumbai)
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 visit to the Republic of India online at, where speeches, photos and videos will be posted.

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