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Cablegate: Canadian Rep for Gpoi G8+ Global Clearinghouse

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DEPT FOR PM/PPA DENNIS MALONE, SARAH BOUKER, AND MICHAEL
SMITH

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TAGS: MARR MASS PGOV CA
SUBJECT: CANADIAN REP FOR GPOI G8+ GLOBAL CLEARINGHOUSE
CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 24-26, WASHINGTON

REF: STATE 126989

1. (SBU) According to Marina Laker, Deputy Director in the
Peacekeeping and Peace Operations
Group at the Department of International Affairs and Foreign
Trade, Tony Anderson from her office will represent Canada at
the Global Clearinghouse Conference. His POCs are:
613-992-9386 and Tony.Anderson@international.gc.ca. Anderson
will send read-ahead materials as requested at a later date
and will be prepared to make a 10 minute presentation.

2. (SBU) Anderson separately told poloff said that Canada
wishes to maintain the integrity of the African Clearinghouse
process and hopes that the Global Clearinghouse will not
supplant or in any way undermine this promising African
activity. He added that Canada considers it important for
the U.S. to reach out to Germany as the current President of
the G8 and to involve Germany as much as possible in
conference planning. He suggested inviting Germany to report
on the African Clearinghouse initiative and any other
activities it has been involved in as G8 President.

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