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Canada’s Ambassador to Update Reporters on Hurricane Relief Operations Today at 9:30 AM EDT in Washington


News Advisory:

Reminder - Wed morning at 9:30

Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, Frank McKenna, will update reporters on the status of operations and deployment of Canadian relief operations being deployed in the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

Also participating in the briefing will be Canadian officials involved in those operations, including Canadian Consuls General in the affected areas, military, Red Cross and Canadian Emergency Preparedness personnel.

Location: Canadian Embassy Briefing Centre, 501 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. Date/Time: Today (Sept. 7) at 9:30 am EDT


Those wishing to dial in should call North American Dial-In Number: 1-888-265-0464; Conference ID, which is: 9337733

For those at the Embassy, press ID is required to enter the Canadian Embassy. (During the briefing, the Embassy will also be holding a fundraising breakfast and lunch in its courtyard. Details here:

To register for this availability, please contact: Amgad Moustafa, 202-682-7732 or

“Canada stands with you -- as friends and as family,” said Ambassador McKenna. “Our Prime Minister, Paul Martin, spoke to President Bush with the message that we are ready to help, ”at any time, in any way.“ And we are ready to help. You are our friends and together we are family -- you do not suffer alone. We were there after 9/11 with volunteers, teams of rebuilding experts and in fundraisers and rallies across Canada. After our terrible ice storms in the 1998, you were there to help us. In forest fires, floods and natural disasters, Canadians and Americans help each other.” For more information on Canada’s relief efforts, please visit


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