Obama's daybook: How the president will spend his time in Canada
President Obama's trip to Canada on
Thursday includes a walk through Parliament,
lunch and a meeting at the airport with Liberal
Leader Michael Ignatieff.
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10:30 a.m.: U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at Ottawa International Airport, where Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean greets him at the steps of Air Force One, the presidential jet. A short, private meeting with Jean follows.
11:40 a.m.: Obama's motorcade arrives on Parliament Hill, followed by a short welcoming ceremony at the Centre Block rotunda with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The pair go to Harper's Centre Block office for a 10-minute private meeting without their staff members.
12:05 p.m.: Photo-op with Obama and Harper in the prime minister's Centre Block office.
12:10 p.m.: Obama, Harper and some of their officials meet for about 30 minutes.
12:55 p.m.: Working lunch in Senate speaker's dining room for Obama, Harper and larger group of officials.
2:40 p.m.: Obama and Harper walk down Parliament's Hall of Honour to the Reading Room, with a photo-op scheduled.
2:45 p.m.: Joint Obama-Harper news conference, with two questions from Canadian reporters (English and French), and two questions from American reporters. After the news conference, the two leaders walk down the Hall of Honour to view the Library of Parliament.
3:40 p.m.: Obama's motorcade departs the Centre Block for Ottawa International Airport.
4:00 p.m.: Obama arrives at the airport for a 20-minute (approximate) meeting with Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff.
4:30 p.m.: Approximate departure time for Obama aboard Air Force One.
(Source: Prime Minister's Office)