Dieppe Raid in France, PMO – Governor General to mark 70th Anniversary

Governor General to mark 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid in France August 8, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will attend ceremonies in Dieppe, France, from August 19 to 20, to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. The Governor General will join the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, who will lead an official … [Read more...]

PM to participate in G-20 Leaders – June 18-19 in Mexico

PM to participate in G-20 Leaders' Summit June 17, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that he will participate in the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, on June 18-19, 2012. He will be accompanied by Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, and Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. “Canada’s message at the G-20 will be that economic growth and fiscal discipline are not mutually exclusive, they go hand … [Read more...]

Prime Minister of Canada on Easter

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Easter April 8, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement marking Easter: “I would like to send my best wishes to Christians across the country and around the world as they gather with family and friends to celebrate Easter. “Easter is a time of renewal and reflection, of faith and forgiveness; it is a time to mark new beginnings and to cherish our loved ones. “This is a day that … [Read more...]

PMO nominates Anne-Marie Robinson, President of the P.S.C.

    PMO nominates Anne-Marie Robinson next President of the Public Service Commission     February 3, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the nomination of Anne-Marie Robinson as the new President of the Public Service Commission of Canada. Ms. Robinson has been serving as acting President of the Public Service Commission since January 1, 2012. During a public sector career that has spanned 22 years, Ms. Robinson has held … [Read more...]

PMO: Crown – First Nations Gathering Outcome Statement

Crown - First Nations Gathering Outcome Statement January 24, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario Today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo participated in an historic Crown – First Nations Gathering. The theme of the gathering was Strengthening Our Relationship – Unlocking Our Potential. Since first contact and the issuance of one of our founding constitutional documents, the Royal Proclamation of 1763, the evolving Crown – … [Read more...]

CANADA: PM to travel to China

PM to travel to China     January 2012 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that he has accepted an invitation from the Government of China to visit China during the second week of February. While in China, Prime Minister Harper will meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. “Canada and China enjoy a strategic partnership based on mutual respect and collaboration, and rooted in strong social and cultural links, shared … [Read more...]

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of Kim Jong-il

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of Kim Jong-il     December 19, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the death of Kim Jong-il: “Kim Jong-il will be remembered as the leader of a totalitarian regime who violated the basic rights of the North Korean people for nearly two decades. “We hope his passing brings positive change allowing the people of North Korea to emerge from six decades of … [Read more...]

PMO – Celebrating ‘Eid’ on November 23 in Canada!

PMO - Canada celebrating Eid ... Public events for November 23, 2011 EID: Eid al-Adha is celebrated in Muslim communities throughout Canada around the 10th to the 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah (or Dhul Hijja). It is a time marked by special prayers and many Muslims gather for special prayer services. Many people also visit family and friends, exchange greetings and gifts, and make donations to the poor and needy. Eid al-Adha is also a time for … [Read more...]

Canada-United Kingdom – “A Stronger Partnership for the 21st Century”

Canada-United Kingdom joint declaration “A Stronger Partnership for the 21st Century”       September 22, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario We, the Prime Ministers of Canada and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, met in Ottawa on September 22, 2011, and have together endorsed this second Joint Declaration between our two countries. Our meeting today reinvigorates our strategic partnership. The bond between our countries has been … [Read more...]

PMO speaks at Hanover Square at ceremony of 10th anniversary for 9/11

Public event for Prime Minister Stephen Harper September 11, 2011     September 9, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario   Public event for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Sunday September 11th is: New York, NY 2:00 p.m. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper will deliver remarks at a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. British Garden at Hanover Square New York, NY 10004       NOTES: •Media are required to … [Read more...]

State Funeral of Jack Layton – August 27, 2011 at ROY THOMSON HALL

State Funeral of Jack Layton August 26, 2011 Their Excellencies to Attend State funeral for the Honourable Jack Layton OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the State funeral for the Honourable Jack Layton, leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. The ceremony will take place at Roy Thomson Hall, in Toronto, on Saturday, August 27, 2011, at 2 p.m.   WEBSITE: … [Read more...]

National Peacekeepers Day ~ August 9, 2011

    Prime Minister of Canada on National Peacekeepers’ Day August 9, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark National Peacekeepers’ Day: “For over 60 years, Canada has sent her sons and daughters around the world to promote values we hold so dear: peace, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. Today, we salute Canada’s peacekeepers, who have always been willing to step forward to serve our country … [Read more...]

PMO celebrates "Canada’s National Ukranian Day, August 7, 2011”

"Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival in 2011.” Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival July 29, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the opening of Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin, Manitoba, from July 29 to 31, in preparation for Canada's National Ukranian Day on August 7, 2011, celebrating the 120th year of our Ukranian Settlement in Canada. “This annual national … [Read more...]

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