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Minister Kenney to meet with Burmese community leaders in Toronto

For Immediate Release:

May 4, 2012

TORONTO - The Honourable Jason Kenney - Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism - will be meeting with Burmese community leaders in Toronto at Mahadhammika Buddhist Temple on May 6, 2012 at noon for a special reception and felicitation from the Burmese community in Canada.

Mr. Kenney has been a long-time supporter for the democratic movement in Burma. Since being elected to the Parliament in 1997 he was a key member of Parliamentary Friends of Burma (PFOB) before becoming a minister.  Minister Kenney will be welcomed by members of Burmese community in Toronto and a meeting with community leaders will follow thereafter.   

Place: 12 High Meadow Place, Toronto, Ontario, M9L 2Z5

Media enquiries:
- Ashin Kawita (Mahdhammika Buddhist Temple) at 416-747-7879
- Vijay Sappani (Canadian Friends of Burma) at 416-716-1522
- Or Tin Maung Htoo (Canadian Friends of Burma) at 613 297-6835

The Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) is federally incorporated, national non-governmental organization working for democracy and human rights in Burma. Contact: Suite 206, 145 Spruce St., Ottawa, K1R 6P1; Tel: 613.237.8056; Email: cfob@cfob.org ; Web: www.cfob.org


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