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Canada's ambassador to the U.S. to speak at BYU Friday, Oct. 6

The Canadian ambassador to the United States will present this year’s Asael E. and Maydell C. Palmer Distinguished Lecture in Canadian Studies, hosted by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University, at noon on Friday, Oct. 6, in 205 J. Reuben Clark Law School.

Michael Wilson became ambassador of Canada to the United States on March 13, 2006. His lecture is titled, “On Common Ground: The Dynamic of the Canadian-American Relationship.” The public is welcome to attend.

In 1979, Ambassador Wilson was elected to the House of Commons, and in 1984 was appointed finance minister, remaining in that role until May 1991 when he became minister of industry, science and technology as well as minister for international trade.

Prior to his career in public service, Ambassador Wilson worked in investment banking, serving as director of a number of companies, including BP and Manulife Financial.

The Asael E. and Maydell C. Palmer Lecture is sponsored by Canadian Studies and the David M. Kennedy Center.

For more information, contact Erlend Peterson at (801) 422-1802.

Writer: Brooke Eddington

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