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Obamawa — the official agenda

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Hot off the presses.  I’d like to see how Harper “farewells the president”. Will he give him the terrorist fist jab? The whole kaboodle after the break:

 

Media program

Visit of the President of the United States Barack Obama

February 19, 2009

OTTAWA

1030 Arrival in Canada

 

Canada Reception Centre

 

Note: The Welcoming Party participants are the following:

Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean Governor General of

Canada

His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Terry Breese, Chargé d=Affaires of the United States of America to Canada

Mr. Robert Peck, Chief of Protocol of Canada

Mr. Michael Wilson, Ambassador of Canada to the United States of America

Note: RCMP Honour Guard will be welcoming the President

*Media: Photo-op only

 

1050 Meeting with the Governor General of Canada

Canada Reception Centre

*Media: Pool photo op only (at the beginning of the meeting)

 

1140 Arrival at Parliament Hill

 

The President will be greeted by the Prime Minister

Centre block, bottom of the stairs

 

Welcoming Ceremony

Rotunda

 

Note: The Welcoming Party participants are the following:

The Honourable Noël Kinsella, Speaker of the Senate

The Honourable Peter Milliken, Speaker of the House of Commons

Mr. Paul C. Bélisle, Clerk of the Senate and the Clerk of the Parliaments

Ms. Audrey O`Brien, Clerk of the House of Commons

Mr. Kevin MacLeod Usher of the Black Rod

Mr. Kevin Vickers, Sergeant-at-Arms

 

Signing Ceremony

Rotunda

 

Note: The Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons will

invite the President to sign the Distinguished Visitors Books of the Senate and of

the House of Commons

 

*Media: Pool photo op only

 

1155 Meeting (Tête à tête) with the Prime Minister of Canada

Office of the Prime Minister

*Media: Pool photo op only (at the end of the Tête à tête)

 

1255 Working Luncheon given by the Prime Minister of Canada

 

Note: The Luncheon participants from the Canadian Delegation are the following:

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Honourable James Flaherty, Minister of Finance

The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment

Kevin Lynch, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

Claude Carrière, Foreign and Defence Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister

Michael Wilson, Ambassador of Canada to the United States of America

Guy Giorno, Chief of Staff

Kory Teneycke, Director of Communications

*Media: closed

 

1440 President and Prime Minister walk down the Hall of Honour

Hall of Honour

*Media: Pool photo op only

 

1445 Joint Media Availability

Reading Room

*Media: Open to pool media

 

1535 The Prime Minister farewells the President

Rotunda

*Media: Pool photo op only

 

1600 Meeting with the Leader of the Opposition

Canada Reception Centre

*Media: Pool photo op only (at the beginning of the meeting)

 

1715 Departure from Canada

Canada Reception Centre

 

Note: The Farewell Party participants are the following:

The Honourable John Baird, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and

Communities

Mr. Terry Breese, Chargé d`affaires of the United States of America to Canada

Mr. Robert Peck, Chief of Protocol of Canada

Mr. Michael Wilson Ambassador of Canada to the United States of America

Note: RCMP Honour Guard will farewell the President

*Media: Photo op only

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