Governor General to Undertake Visits to Mexico, Peru and

Governor General to Undertake Visits to Mexico, Peru and Guatemala 
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 -- At the request of the
Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Their
Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of
Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will conduct a working visit to the
United Mexican States, from November 30 to December 2; an official
visit to Peru, from December 2 to 5; and a State visit to Guatemala,
from December 5 to 7, 2012. 
For more information on the announcement of these visits, please see
the news release at www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=14845&lan=eng.    


 
                           WORKING VISIT TO MEXICO                          
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                            Santiago de Queretaro                           
                             Friday, November 30                            
                                                                            
1:10 a.m.                                                                   
Arrival in Queretaro                                                        
Upon their arrival in Queretaro, Their Excellencies will be greeted by Mr.  
Frederico Quinzanos Rojas, Coordinator of International Relations for the   
State of Queretaro.                                                         
Queretaro International Airport                                             
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY                                                 
                                                                            
10 a.m.                                                                     
Visit to Tecnologico de Monterrey (Monterrey Institute of Technology) and   
Participation in a Panel Discussion                                         
Their Excellencies will visit the Center for Innovation in Advanced         
Manufacturing (CIMA) at Tec de Monterrey. CIMA fosters collaboration between
academia and industry to encourage innovation and technological development 
towards an entrepreneurial culture for solving problems, and to create value
in the automotive and aerospace sectors. For more information, visit        
http://www.itesm.edu/.                                    
                  
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Queretaro Campus, CIMA, Epigmenio Gonzales #500,  
Fraccionamiento San Pablo Tecnologico                                       
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
                                                                            
10:40 a.m.                                                                  
Discussion on Technological Innovation with Mexican and Canadian Panellists 
The Governor General will deliver a keynote address prior to a panel        
discussion entitled "The Future of Canada-Mexico Relations: How University- 
Government-Private Sector Partnerships Can Lead the Way." A question-and-   
answer session with the panellists will follow.                             
The event will be webcast on the institute's website at                     
http://www.itesm.edu/.                                                      
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Queretaro Campus, CIMA, Epigmenio Gonzales #500,  
Fraccionamiento San Pablo Tecnologico                                       
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
                                                                            
1 p.m.                                                                      
Round-table Discussion on the Role of Law Faculties and Legal Education in  
Preparing for a New Justice Paradigm                                        
Upon his arrival, the Governor General will take a short tour of Anahuac    
University, during which he will see the law school's mock courtroom. His   
Excellency will then deliver remarks prior to a round-table discussion on   
"The Role of Law Faculties and Legal Education in Preparing for a New       
Justice Paradigm."                                                          
Anahuac University, Queretaro Campus                                        
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
                                                                            
3:15 p.m.                                                                   
Visit to Bombardier Aerospace Facilities                                    
Accompanied by Mr. Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Bombardier, the Governor General will visit Bombardier Aerospace            
installations in the Queretaro Aerospace Park. The Queretaro manufacturing  
facility is responsible for the fabrication of the Learjet 85 aircraft's    
major composite structures, including fuselage lay-up and sub-system        
installation; wiring harness fabrication and installation; wing assembly;   
and horizontal and vertical stabilizer assemblies. Bombardier has invested  
about $500 million and has over 1 800 employees at its facilities in the    
State of Queretaro. For more information, visit http://www.bombardier.com/. 
Bombardier, Retornor El Marques No 4-4, Parque Industrial El Marques        
CLOSED TO MEDIA                                                             
                                                                            
                                 Mexico City                                
                             Friday, November 30                            
                                                                            
5:15 p.m.                                                                   
Arrival in Mexico City                                                      
Their Excellencies will be greeted by Mr. Alfredo Rogerio Perez Bravo,      
Director General of Protocol of the United Mexican States.                  
International Airport Benito Juarez, Presidential Hangar                    
OPEN TO ACCREDITED MEDIA                                                    
                                                                            
8 p.m.                                                                      
State Dinner Hosted by Outgoing President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa          
Their Excellencies will represent Canada at a dinner given by the outgoing  
president of Mexico. Other guests at this event will include VIPs from      
various countries throughout the world.                                     
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY                                                 
                                                                            
                                 Mexico City                                
                            Saturday, December 1                            
                                                                            
11 a.m.                                                                     
Inaugural Speech by the New President of the United Mexican States          
Their Excellencies will represent Canada at the first official speech       
delivered by His Excellency Enrique Pena Nieto, the new president of the    
United Mexican States.                                                      
Presidential Palace                                                         
OPEN TO ACCREDITED MEDIA                                                    
                                            
                                
2 p.m.                                                                      
State Luncheon Hosted by President Pena Nieto                               
Their Excellencies will represent Canada at a luncheon hosted by the new    
president.                                                                  
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY                                                 
                                                                            
                                 Mexico City                                
                             Sunday, December 2                             
                                                                            
9:30 a.m.                                                                   
Panel Discussion with Leaders of the Business Community                     
The Governor General will deliver a speech to Canadian and Mexican leaders  
of Mexico's business community that will highlight Canada and Mexico's      
successful trade and investment relations.                                  
CLOSED TO MEDIA - The speech by the Governor General will be available on   
http://www.gg.ca/ at time of delivery.                                      
                                                                            
                           OFFICIAL VISIT TO PERU                           
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                                    Lima                                    
                             Sunday, December 2                             
                                                                            
6:40 p.m.                                                                   
Arrival in Lima                                                             
Their Excellencies will be greeted by Mr. Jorge Eduardo Roman Morey, Chief  
of Protocol of the Republic of Peru.                                        
Peru Air Force Military Air Base, Aeropuerto - Grupo Aero #8                
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
                                                                            
                                    Lima                                    
                             Monday, December 3                             
                                                                            
10:40 a.m.                                                                  
Meeting with the President of the Congress of the Republic of Peru          
The Governor General will meet with Mr. Victor Isla Rojas, President of the 
Congress of the Republic of Peru.                                           
Congress of the Republic of Peru, President's Office                        
PHOTO OP - Upon the arrival of His Excellency, in front of the Congress     
building                                                                    
                                                                            
11:40 a.m.                                                                  
Official Welcoming Ceremony                                                 
Their Excellencies will be officially welcomed by His Excellency Ollanta    
Humala, President of the Republic of Peru, and Her Excellency Nadine        
Heredia, First Lady of Peru. The Governor General will inspect the guard of 
honour.                                                                     
Government Palace, Main Courtyard                                           
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
                                                                            
11:50 a.m.                                                                  
Meeting with the President of the Republic of Peru                          
Their Excellencies will meet with the President and First Lady of Peru to   
discuss topics of interest to our two countries, including business,        
innovation and education.                                                   
Government Palace, Golden Room                                              
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY                                                 
MEDIA AVAILABILITY-The Governor General and the President will deliver a    
joint statement and answer questions from members of the media following    
their meeting, from 12:45 to 1 p.m., at the Balustrade.                     
                                                                            
1 p.m.                                                                      
Official Luncheon Hosted by the President of the Republic of Peru           
Their Excellencies will attend a luncheon hosted by the President of the    
Republic of Peru in honour of their visit.                                  
Government Palace                                                           
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY                                                 
                                                                            
3:30 p.m.                                                                   
Panel Discussion on Education, Innovation and Trade                         
The Governor General will deliver an address on education opportunities,    
innovation and commercial relations to academics and students. The          
discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the       
panellists.                                                                 
The event will be webcast at www.up.edu.pe/aplicaciones/webcast.aspx.       
Universidad del Pacifico, Salaverry 2020 Jesus Maria                        
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
                                                                            
3:30 p.m.                                                                   
Visit to Puericultorio Perez Aranibar                                       
Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston will visit the orphanage Puericultorio  
Perez Aranibar, the biggest one in Peru. The centre provides housing, food, 
health education, recreation and comprehensive care to 300 children and     
adolescents. Her Excellency will meet with children and will discuss with   
teenagers about their reality and the education they receive. The orphanage 
was able to renovate its infirmary a few years ago with the help of the     
Canadian Fund for Local Initiative.                                         
Puericultorio Perez Aranibar                                                
PHOTO OP - At approximately 4 p.m., when Her Excellency will meet with      
teenagers                                                                   
                                                                            
                                    Lima                                    
                             Tuesday, December 4                            
                                                                            
10 a.m.                                                                     
Visit to the Centro de Jovenes y Empleo (Youth and Employment Centre) and   
 
Meeting with its Cuso Canadian volunteers, staff and beneficiaries          
Their Excellencies will be greeted by His Worship Adolfo Ocampo Varga, Mayor
of San Juan Miraflores. They will then meet with Cuso Canadian volunteers,  
staff and beneficiaries of a youth and employment centre to discuss the     
successes and challenges of a Canada-funded project at the centre and to    
learn about the context and economic realities of many Peruvian youth.      
                                                                            
The Centro de Jovenes y Empleo is supported by the Canadian International   
Development Agency (CIDA) through a Cuso project that aims to help          
disadvantaged youth between the ages of 15-29 develop vocational and        
entrepreneurial abilities and leadership skills.                            
Centro de Jovenes y de Empleo, Sala de Capacitacion                         
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
                                                                            
11:40 a.m.                                                                  
Visit to SENCICO                                                            
His Excellency will visit SENCICO, a national training service for the      
construction industry that offers programs in geomatics. During the visit,  
Their Excellencies will learn how Canadian geomatics technology and         
knowledge was transferred to the Peruvian technical school through an       
alliance with the Cegep de Limoilou, in Quebec, and with the support of CIDA
via the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). A student who    
took part in an exchange program in Quebec will conduct a demonstration of a
computer program developed through a partnership with a private sector      
company. For more information, visit www.sencico.gob.pe/ (site only         
available in Spanish.)                                                      
SENCICO, Av. De la Poesia 351, San Borja                                    
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
                                                                            
1 p.m.                                                                      
Innovation in Business Luncheon                                             
The Governor General will discuss the importance of innovation with Peruvian
government and business leaders, as well as academics.                      
CLOSED TO MEDIA                                                             
                                                                            
2:05 p.m.                                                                   
Visit to Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru                                       
Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will visit the Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru, 
an educational non-for-profit centre that serves individuals with autism,   
Down syndrome, cerebral palsy or developmental delays, as well as their     
families. It provides a comprehensive education system that includes        
programs designed to assist students throughout their lives. The centre     
shares a special bond with Canada, having received funding from the Rotary  
Club of Sudbury. For more information, visit http://www.annsullivanperu.org/
(site available in Spanish only).                                           
Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru, Street Petronila Alvarez 180, Urb 5th stage   
Pando                                                                       
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
                                                                            
                          STATE VISIT TO GUATEMALA                          
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                               Guatemala City                               
                            Wednesday, December 5                           
                                                                            
12:15 p.m.                                                                  
Arrival in Guatemala City                                                   
Their Excellencies will be greeted by Mr. Harold Caballeros, Minister of    
Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guatemala. The Governor General will     
inspect the guard of honour.                                                
Fuerza Aerea Guatemalteca, La Aurora Airport                                
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
                                                                            
3:30 p.m.                                                                   
Round Table on Food Security and Nutrition                                  
The Governor General will deliver opening remarks at a round table on food  
security and nutrition with government authorities, academics, donors, and  
representatives of private sector and civil society organizations. Following
the discussion, His Excellency will visit an exhibition of projects         
supported by the Government of Canada on food security, nutrition and rural 
development.                                                                
Rafael Landivar University, Vista Hermosa III Central Campus Zone 16        
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
                                                                            
3:30 p.m.                                                                   
Visit to Fundacion Ayudame a Vivir, of the National Pediatric Oncology Unit 
(UNOP)                                                                      
Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will visit the facilities of the Fundacion   
Ayudame a Vivir, which raises funds and provides necessary resources for the
operation, maintenance and growth of UNOP, Central America's leader in the  
treatment of pediatric cancer. The foundation brings much-needed assistance 
and hope to children and families who are unable to pay for treatment. Its  
integral program includes the use of internationally approved treatments,   
intensive care, infection management, nutrition and palliative care, and    
supports the development of specialized activities in the psychosocial area.
Additionally, it provides transportation and housing for families in need.  
The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) is supporting Ayudame a Vivir  
this year with $20,000 towards its nutrition program, which will ensure     
patients receive healthy and appropriate meals during their treatment. For  
more information, visit www.ayuvi.org.gt/es.                                
PHOTO OP                                                                    
                                                                            
                               Guatemala City                               
                            Thursday, December 6                            
                                                                            
9 a.m.                                                                      
Official Welcome with Military Honours and White Rose of Peace Ceremony     
Their Excellencies will be officially welcomed to Guatemala by His          
Excellency Otto Perez Molina, President of the Republic of Guatemala. The   
Governor General will receive military honours and will participate in the  
White Rose of Peace Ceremony before delivering remarks. The President will  
also deliver remarks.                                                       
                                                                            
Since the signing of the Guatemalan peace accords in 1996, at 11:30 each    
morning, an army honour guard replaces the white rose on the monument,      
symbolizing 24 hours of peace. The rose that is removed is given to a guest 
of the country in a ceremony held in the courtyard. On special occasions,   
important dignitaries are asked to change the rose.                         
National Palace, Patio de la Paz                                            
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
                                                                            
10 a.m.                                                                     
Courtesy Call with the President of the Republic of Guatemala               
Their Excellencies will meet with President Perez Molina to discuss Canada's
strong links with Guatemala, namely in the areas of justice, security and   
trade, as well as food security and nutrition. The Governor General will    
also sign Guatemala's golden guest book.                                    
Presidential Office, National Palace of Culture                             
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY                                                 
MEDIA AVAILABILITY-The Governor General and the President will deliver      
statements and answer questions from members of the media following their   
meeting, from 10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m., in the Flags Room.                  
                                                                            
11 a.m.                                                                     
Meeting with the President of the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala     
The Governor General will be greeted by Mr. Gudy Rivera, President of the   
Congress, and will meet with Mr. Manuel Villacorta, President of the Foreign
Affairs Commission.                                                         
Palace of Congress                                                          
PHOTO OP - Upon the arrival of His Excellency, when greeted by Mr. Rivera   
outside the Palace of Congress                                              
                                                                            
11:50 a.m.                                                                  
Meeting with the Chief Justice of the Republic of Guatemala and Supreme     
Court Magistrates                                                           
His Excellency will meet with the Right Honourable Gabriel Antonio Medrano  
Valenzuela, Chief Justice of the Republic of Guatemala, and the newly       
elected Supreme Court magistrates to discuss the Canada's ongoing engagement
in helping to strengthen Guatemala's systems of governance and rule of law. 
Palace of Justice                                                           
PHOTO OP - Upon the arrival of His Excellency, outside, and before the      
meeting with the Supreme Court magistrates, on the 3rd floor of the Palace  
of Justice                                                                  
                                                                            
1 p.m.                                                                      
State Luncheon Hosted by the President of the Republic of Guatemala         
Their Excellencies will attend a State luncheon hosted by President Perez   
Molina in honour of their visit.                                            
National Palace of Culture                                                  
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY                                                 
                                                                            
3:05 p.m.                                                                   
Visit to the Archivo Historico de la Policia Nacional (AHPN)                
Their Excellencies will visit the site where Guatemalan National Police     
Historical Archives, which numbered in the tens of millions of documents,   
were found and are now being classified and digitalized with the help of    
foreign countries. Following the visit, Their Excellencies will attend the  
unveiling of a sculpture on the Concord Plaza, outside the archives         
building.                                                                   
National Police Historical Archives, Concord Plaza                          
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                               
                                                                            
                               Guatemala City                               
                             Friday, December 7                             
                                                                            
7:30 a.m.                                                                   
Round-table Discussion with Canadian Business Leaders in Guatemala          
The Governor General will deliver the opening remarks at a round-table      
discussion with members of the Canadian-Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce, and 
Guatemalan private sector and institutional representatives, on various     
themes including innovation and education; export and import opportunities; 
and the challenges and prospects for investors in Guatemala.                
CLOSED TO MEDIA                                                             

 
Members of the public can follow the working visit to the United
Mexican States, the official visit to Peru and the State visit to
Guatemala online at www.gg.ca, where speeches, photos and videos of
the Governor General will be posted. 
Information about the accompanying delegation will be published in a
separate release 
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