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For Immediate Release January 29 1974

VISIT BY CANADIAN MINISTER OF ΜΑΤΙORAL

• HEALTH AMD WELFARE

Canberra - The Canadian Minister of National Health and Welfare, the Honourable Marc Lalonde, will visit Australia this week as the guest of the Australian Government. . .

He will arrive in Sydney on Saturday February 2 after attending the Commonwealth Games in. New Zealand and leave for Hong Kong four days later. ' -

The purpose of his trip is for discussions in Canberra with the Minister for Health, Dr D.N. Everingham, the Minister for Tourism and Recreation, Mr F.E. Stewart, and senior officials of the Departments of' Health and Social Security on common problems.

It is also expected he will explain to Australian Government officials arrangements now underway for the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.

Mr Lalonde will be accompanied by his wife and his executive assistant, Miss Ann Jamieson,

EDITORS; News Conference Arrangements . .

. A news conference will be held in Canberra at the Lakeside International Hotel at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday February 5

. Attachments - Itinerary and Biography

Jan Smith, Dept, of Health and Social Security 81-8902; 88-1875

David Duinker, '

Canadian High Commission 73-2541; 73-3281

Inquiries to: Brian McKibbin, A „ I . S . , Canberra. 46-2942; 81-6312

Itinerary for Visit by Canadian Minister

Saturday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

for National Health and Welfare

February 2-6, 1974

February 2

February 4

February 5

February 6

9.05 p.m. Arrive Sydney QF 337 Accommodation Boulevard Hotel

12.30 p.m. By car to Jervis Bay. Board EA-'iF aircraft to Canberra

Canberra accommodation, Lakeside International Hotel

10.15 a.m. Call on Mr F. Crean, the Treasurer

10.45 s,.m. Call on Mr L. Barnard, Acting Prime Minister

11.15 a.m. Call on Mr F.S. Stewart, Minister for Tourism and Recreation

Noon Call on Dr D.N. Sveringham,

Minister for Health

1.00 p.m.

2.30 p.m.

4.30 p.m.

Evening

10.20 a.m.

Luncheon at Parliament House (Host: Dr D.N. Sveringham)

Discussions with Acting Minister for Social Security and senior officials of Dept, of Social Security

News Conference, Lakeside Hotel

Dinner at Canadian High Commission

Leave Canberra RAFF Mystere

11.00 a.m. Arrive Sydney

Noon Leave for Hong ICong QF 276

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