Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

June 19, 2008 08:34 ET

Media Advisory: The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Celebrates World Refugee Day With Canada's Newest Citizens

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - World Refugee Day is celebrated annually on June 20 as a time to recognize and honour the strength and courage of refugees around the world.

To mark this occasion, Minister Finley will preside over two citizenship ceremonies in Ottawa and Toronto.

June 20 - Ottawa, Ontario



PRESIDING OFFICIAL: Citizenship Judge Suzanne Pinel

WHEN: Friday, June 20 at 10:00am

WHERE: Ottawa City Hall
Andrew S. Haydon Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario


For more information contact: 613-952-1650

Media are invited to attend. Photography and video recording is permitted.

June 20 - Toronto, Ontario



PRESIDING OFFICIAL: Citizenship Judge Agnes Potts

WHEN: Friday, June 20 at 3:00pm

WHERE: Metro Hall
55 John Street
Toronto, Ontario


For more information contact: 416-954-7868

Media are invited to attend. Photography and video recording is permitted.

Contact Information

  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Media Relations
    613-952-1650
    or
    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    Gisele Nyembwe
    Public Information Assistant
    613-232-0909 ext. 225