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Canadian MPs and Senators to meet Dalai Lama in Michigan

April 15, 2008

Avis Média / Media Advisory
Pour diffusion immédiate / For Immediate Release
Canadian MPs and Senators to meet Dalai Lama in Michigan
(Montreal, Tuesday, 15 April 2008) – An all-party delegation of Canadian MPs and Senators will have a private meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to discuss the Tibet situation on Friday, April 18 at 2:30 PM in Ann Arbour, Michigan.
Event:              Photo opportunity with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Date:                Friday, 18 April 2008
Time:               2:30 PM
Place:             University of Michigan
Event:              Media Availability (scrum)
Date:                Friday, 18 April 2008
Time:               3:00 PM
Place:              University of Michigan
Attending the meeting will be:
Sen. Consiglio Di Nino (Ontario, Con), Chair, Parliamentary Friends of Tibet
Mr. Rob Anders, MP (Calgary-West, Alberta, Con)
Mr. Ken Boshcoff, MP (Thunder Bay-Rainy River, Ontario, Lib)
Mme. Diane Bourgeois, MP (Terrebone-Blainville, Québec, Bloc)
Sen. Mobina Jaffer (British Columbia, Lib)
Ms. Cheri DiNovo, MPP (Parkdale-High Park, Ontario, NDP)
Ms. Peggy Nash, MP (Parkdale-High Park, Ontario, NPD)
Please note that these events are open only to accredited media. A media accreditation form can be obtained from or by calling 514.487.0665. For security reasons, information regarding the location of the event will be made available only to accredited media.
The CTC will have limited availability on its bus departing at 12:40 PM for Ann Arbour and returning for 5:00 PM. Cost for the return trip is $50
Parliamentary Friends of Tibet is an all-party group of Members of Parliament and Senators. PFT has become the voice for Canadian support for Tibet in Parliament. The group and its members actively encourage greater respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms for the Tibetan people. They support His Holiness the Dalai Lama's non-violent conflict resolution efforts to achieve genuine autonomy for Tibetans through negotiations with China.
The Canada Tibet Committee is an independent non-governmental organisation of Tibetans and non-Tibetans living in Canada, who are concerned about the continuing human rights violations and lack of democratic freedom in Tibet.
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Pour plus d’informations/For more information:
Dermod Travis                                                   
Canada Tibet Committee                                   

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