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H.H.The Aga Khan in Canada - 2009-06-09

Tuesday, 2009, June 9

2009, June 09: Edmonton, Canada. H.H. The Aga Khan met with Premier Ed Stelmach and University of Alberta President, Dr. Indira Samarasekera to witness the signing of an agreement to enhance collaboration with the University of Alberta. The Aga Khan also received from U of Alberta an honorary degree at 3pm Edmonton time. Copy of Telecast available here:[Edmonton Ceremony] [More. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that The Aga Khan will receive the rare award of honorary Canadian citizenship to recognize his efforts in working toward Improving the quality of life for people around the world [News here!]. Honorary Canadian citizenship is bestowed by the governor general and requires the unanimous approval of all voting MPs.This rare distinction has only been bestowed to four other eminnent persons todate. [Photo gallery]

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