Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

October 04, 2012 08:44 ET

The Governor General Will Open the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2012) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver opening remarks at the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives, on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. The Governor General's speech will follow that of Ms. Monique F. Leroux, President and CEO of the Desjardins Group.

"Throughout Canada's history, the impact of cooperatives has been felt from coast to coast to coast. As governor general, I have been calling on Canadians to explore new and innovative ways of building a smarter, more caring nation and a fairer, more just world," said His Excellency. "I am sure that participants in this summit have the same desire, because cooperatives are essentially about working together to help each other and to strengthen our communities. Canadians have a great deal to contribute to the discussion on the future of cooperatives-and we are eager to learn."

About the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives

More than 1 500 decision-makers and influential figures from the international cooperative and mutualist community will attend the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives in Québec and Lévis, Canada, from October 8 to 11, 2012. Under the theme "The Amazing Power of Cooperatives," the Summit aims to offer solutions that will promote the development and performance of cooperatives and mutuals so that they are better prepared to meet the economic and financial challenges they face. For more information, visit

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