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Funeral of Pope John Paul II - Rome, April 8, 2005

Funeral of Pope John Paul II The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada, led an official delegation to the funeral of Pope John Paul II. Other members of the delegation were the Prime Minister’s wife, Mrs Sheila Martin, the Honourable Stephen Harper, M.P., Leader of the Opposition, the Honourable Jean Charest, M.N.A.,Premier of Québec, and Mr Phil Fontaine, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

The photo shows the Canadian official delegation being greeted by His Excellency Archbishop James Harvey, Prefect of the Pontifical Household.

Other Canadian federal officials in attendance were:
Honourable Albina Guarnieri, Minister of Veteran Affairs Canada
Honourable Joseph Volpe, Minister of Citizen and Immigration
Honourable Ethel Blondin Andrew, Minister of State, Northern Development
Honourable Joe McGuire, Minister Responsible for Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency
Honourable Marie Poulin, Senator
Honourable Rob Nicholson, MP
Mr Jason Kenney, MP
Mr Tony Martin, MP
Mr John Maloney, MP
Mr Massimo Pacetti, MP
Ms Pauline Picard, MP

Other Canadian representatives:
Mr Michel Bissonnet, Speaker of the Québec National Assembly
Mr Mario Dumont, M.N.A. Leader of Action démocratique du Québec
Ms France Hamel, M.N.A. (Québec)
Ms Louise Harel, M.N.A. (Québec)
Ms Fatima Houda-Pepin, M.N.A. (Québec)
Mr Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montréal


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