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A Message from Peter McGovern, Ambassador of Canada to Italy

A Message from Peter McGovern, Ambassador of Canada to Italy

Peter McGovernDear Canadians and friends of Canada,

Happy Canada Day 2015!

2015 is a big year for Canada: it is the 50th anniversary of our National Flag, a particularly significant milestone as we prepare for the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. It is also the Year of Sport in Canada: I’m sure you’ve all been closely following the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which is being played across Canada from coast to coast. And don’t forget the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games, which will begin in just a few weeks.

In addition to celebrating flags and sports, we also continue to celebrate our valued Canada-Italy relationship. In early June, Prime Minister Harper was here in Italy to meet with Prime Minister Renzi on crucial matters of international security and strengthening trade relations, through the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). He also took the opportunity to meet with His Holiness Pope Francis, a testament to our important relationship with the Holy See as well.

There is so much to celebrate this year. And, as always, we would like to thank you – Canadians who have made Italy your home and friends of Canada here in Italy – for making this relationship, and our work here in Italy, so positive. A very Happy Canada Day to you all.

Chers Canadiens et amis du Canada,

2015 est une année importante pour le Canada : Nous célébrons le 50e anniversaire de notre drapeau national, un jalon important en vue des préparatifs du 150e anniversaire de la Confédération que nous fêterons en 2017. 2015 est aussi l’année du sport au Canada : je suis sûr que vous avez tous suivi la Coupe du Monde féminine de la FIFA, qui s’est jouée de part et d’autre du Canada, sans oublier les Jeux pan et para panaméricains de 2015,qui commencerons dans quelques semaines seulement à Toronto.

Nous continuons de fêter aussi, outre notre drapeau national et le sport, nos précieuses relations Canada-Italie. Début juin, le Premier Ministre Harper s’est rendu en Italie pour rencontrer le Premier Ministre Renzi et aborder des questions cruciales de sûreté internationale ainsi que pour renforcer nos relations commerciales, notamment par le biais de l’Accorde économique et commercial global (AECG).Le voyage a également été une occasion pour rencontrer Sa Sainteté le Pape François, autre témoignage de nos importantes relations avec le Saint-Siège.

Il y a tant à célébrer cette année. Et comme toujours nous désirons vous remercier – vous , canadiens qui avez fait de l’Italie votre maison et vous, amis du Canada ici en Italie –de rendre cette relation et notre travail ici en Italie, si constructif. Joyeuse Fête du Canada à vous tous.

Peter McGover
Ambassador of Canada to Italy
Ambassadeur du Canada en Italie

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