Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

July 10, 2007 10:10 ET

Media Advisory: Footage of the Governor General's State Visit to Brazil Available to Media

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - Footage of the Governor General's discussion with students and faculty in Canadian Studies at Federal University of is now available to media.

The Governor General met with the Rector of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), the President of the Brazilian Association of Canadian Studies (ABECAN), teachers and students involved in Canadian Studies from three universities. The visit included a short presentation by some of the students on why Canadian Studies interest them and a roundtable discussion with teachers and students on a theme illustrative of our common values, i.e., immigration traditions; equality rights; respect for diversity.

Footage of the Governor General's arrival in Sao Paulo is also available.

To obtain the footage, media are invited to click on the following link: http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/common/combatcamera/news/.

Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Jean-Daniel Lafond are conducting a State visit to Brazil from July 6 to July 15, 2007. At the request of the Prime Minister, the Governor General is representing Canada and leading a delegation of Canadians representing youth, culture and international development to Salvador, Brasilia and Sao Paulo. The visit will conclude in Rio de Janeiro where Their Excellencies will attend the official opening of the XV Pan American Games and support Canadian athletes during the competitions.

For further information on the State visit, please click on http://www.gg.ca/gg/rr/sv/brazil_e.asp.

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