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Cablegate: Foreign Press Center Reporting Tour On U.S.

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292035Z Mar 05

UNCLAS OTTAWA 000914

SIPDIS

FOR: PA/PR/FPC/W: DPRINCE
INFO: WHA/PDA: BBANKS AND SLEBENS
TORONTO, FOR PAO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KPAO OPRC CA
SUBJECT: FOREIGN PRESS CENTER REPORTING TOUR ON U.S.
SECURITY IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE
REF: STATE: DATE 03/04/05

1. PD OTTAWA NOMINATES ONE PRINT JOURNALIST FOR THE
APRIL 24-30, 2005 FPC PROGRAM U.S. SECURITY POLICY IN
THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. REQUESTED DATA FOR THE
JOURNALIST FOLLOWS:

(A). MANON CORNELLIER, DOB: 04/26/1960, MONTREAL,
QUEBEC, CANADA. PASSPORT NUMBER IS JL958935, ISSUED IN
CANADA

(B). 578 CORONATION STREET, OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA K1G
0M4

(C). OFFICE NUMBER IS (613) 232-1138; HOME NUMBER IS
(613) 739-7182; CELL NUMBER IS (613) 795-4017 AND EMAIL
ADDRESS IS MCORNELLIER@LEDEVOIR.COM.

(D). LE DEVOIR, QUEBEC'S SECOND LARGEST FRENCH LANGUAGE
DAILY, IS A FAVORED MEDIA SOURCE OF QUEBEC'S POLITICAL
AND INTELLECTUAL ELITES. THE PAPER REGULARLY PUBLISHES
IN-DEPTH ANALYTIC ARTICLES. ITS EDITORIAL LINE IS
SOVEREIGNTIST AND IT RELIES HEAVILY ON FRENCH SOURCES,
INCLUDING AFP WIRE COVERAGE AND ARTICLES FROM "LE
MONDE" AND "LIBERATION." BUT ITS EDITORIAL LINE IS NOT
REFLEXIVELY ANTI-AMERICAN AND THE CONSULATE IN MONTREAL
HAS A GOOD RECORD OF PLACING BY-LINED ARTICLES FROM THE
AMBASSADOR AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY NORIEGA. LE
DEVOIR'S INTERNATIONAL COVERAGE IS EXTENSIVE, THOUGH IT
LACKS A PERMANENT U.S.-BASED CORRESPONDENT.

E). MANON CORNELLIER HAS BEEN THE SENIOR OTTAWA
PARLIAMENTARY CORRESPONDENT FOR THE NEWSPAPER SINCE
1996. SHE IS VERY INTERESTED IN THE U.S. CANADA
RELATIONSHIP, ESPECIALLY TRADE NEGOTIATIONS AND NAFTA.
MS. CORNELLIER WAS PART OF THE PRESS CORP ACCOMPANYING
PRIME MINISTER MARTIN TO THE SPP SUMMIT IN TEXAS. OUR
GOAL FOR THIS PROGRAM IS A FULLER UNDERSTANDING OF U.S.
SECURITY POLICY AND OF U.S. RELATIONS WITH OTHER
COUNTRIES OF THE HEMISPHERE.

(F). MR. ANGELO VALLE, TEL NUMBERS ARE (613 739-7182
AND (613) 720-4325. EMAIL IS AVALLE@ISTAR.CA.

(G). FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH AND SPANISH,
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEVEL ON THE FSI SCALE (AS RATED BY AN
AMERICAN OFFICER) FRENCH, NATIVE: ENGLISH, S4/R4.

(H). NONE. MS. CORNELLIER IS A NON-SMOKER.

(I). POST ACTION OFFICER IS IO BETH POISSON, TEL (613)
688 5317; FAX (613) 688-3101; EMAIL
POISSONBL@STATE.GOV.
BACKUP POINT OF CONTACT IS VICTORIA TERRY, TEL (613)
688 5316; FAX (613) 688-3101; EMAIL TERRYVE@STATE.GOV

(J). TOURISM TRAVEL TO ITALY, FRANCE AND POLAND AS WELL
AS TOURISM TRAVEL TO THE U.S. MS. CORNELLIER DID
PARTICIPATE IN (FRENCH LANGUAGE) FPC TOUR PRECEEDING
THE SOA SUMMIT IN QUEBEC CITY IN 2001.

(K). ARTICLES HAVE BEEN FAXED TO FPC.

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING THIS CANDIDATE.

DICKSON

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