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Visit to Montréal

May 23, 2018 

Governor General to Take Part in
G7 Research Summit and C2 Montréal

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will be in Montréal on May 24 and 25 to deliver remarks at the Arctic Sustainability Summit and to take part in a fireside chat during the C2 Montréal conference. 

Below is Her Excellency’s detailed itinerary.

Thursday, May 24

3 p.m.
Arctic Sustainability Summit
Her Excellency will deliver remarks during the Arctic Sustainability Summit being held in Montréal on May 23 and 24. This is the first event on the 2018 G7 calendar addressing sustainability. 

As a major component of the G7 Research Summit Series throughout 2018, the Arctic Sustainability Summit will bring together Canadian and international leaders to envision a future of Arctic sustainability that gives life to the G7 Science Academies’ declaration entitled The Global Arctic: the sustainability of northern communities in the context of changing ocean systems.
Palais des congrès, 159 Saint-Antoine Street West
MEDIA CONTACT: Brïte Pauchet, Office of the Chief Scientist of Quebec, 514-873-2114, ext. 1284 

Friday, May 25

10:10 a.m.
Fireside chat during C2 Montréal
The Governor General will answer questions asked by Mr. Harley Finkelstein, entrepreneur, lawyer and Chief Operating Officer of Shopify, during a fireside chat to wrap up the “Following through on far-out ideas” conference block of C2 Montréal. 

C2 Montréal brings together commerce and creativity to explore trends, opportunities, disruptions and major shifts on the horizon. Every year, this is where more than 6 500 decision makers and creative minds unite to collectively shape, experience and challenge the future of business. For more information, visit
Arsenal, 2020 William Street
MEDIA CONTACT: Anne Dongois, C2 Montréal, 514-826-2050, 


Media information:

Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-302-0249 (cell)

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