A list of some of the guests invited to hear Obama's speech on Parliament Hill
The Canadian Press
July 15, 2015
TTAWA - In addition to members of Parliament and senators, more than 200 others were invited Wednesday to hear U.S. President Barack Obama address the House of Commons.
They include municipal and provincial politicians, Canadian musicians, business leaders and the chairs of Pride parades in four Canadian cities, as well as political staffers, high-ranking civil servants and academics.
Here's a list of some of the guests:
- Rachel Notley, premier of Alberta
- Brian Pallister, premier of Manitoba
- Robert R. McLeod, premier of Northwest Territories
- Kathleen Wynne, premier of Ontario
- Philippe Couillard, premier of Quebec
- Jean-Guy Whiteduck, chief Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg
- Natan Obed, president, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
- Clement Chartier, president of the Metis National Council
- Dwight Dorey, national chief, Council of Aboriginal Peoples
- Dawn Lavell-Harvard, president, Native Women's Association of Canada
- Claude Elliott, mayor of Gander, N.L.
- Don Darling, mayor of Saint John, N.B.
- Sheila Copps, former member of Parliament and deputy prime minister
- Irwin Cotler, former member of Parliament and minister of justice
- Michael Wernick, clerk of the Privy Council
- Michel Couloumbe, director, Canadian Security Intelligence Service
- Greta Bossenmaier, chief of Communications Security Establishment
- Charlie Lowthian-Rickert, transgender 10-year-old who spoke up in favour of new legislation protecting transgender rights
- Richard Terfry, a.k.a. rapper Buck 65
- Robert Baker and Gordon Sinclair of the Tragically Hip
- Ashley Burnham, Mrs. Universe 2015
- Measha Bruggergosman, singer
- Megan Follows, actress
- Nelly Furtado, singer
- Vincent Lam, author
- Heather Moyse, Olympian
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