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2005-05-(18-21) Ottawa

2004, May 21: He didn't attract as much attention as the Dalai Lama. He rarely does. But by the time he had slipped in and out of Ottawa on his private jet, the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Imami Ismaili Muslims, had given the city, and the country, a major gift. The Geneva-born imam, who is now based just outside Paris, has announced the creation of the Global Centre for Pluralism, which will be based in Ottawa.

2004-06-18 Toronto

2004, June 18: TORONTO - The biggest global threat is not failed states but failed democracies, the Aga Khan told a graduating class at the University of Toronto yesterday afternoon. The 49th hereditary spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims appealed to the class of teacher graduates at Convocation Hall yesterday to instil in their students the virtues of pluralism, meritocracy and civil society - three pillars on which successful democracies are built.

Aga Khan's Global Centre for Pluralism moves into heritage digs after decade of delays 2017-01-30

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, congratulates the Aga Khan after his address to Parliament in 2014. The spiritual leader's
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cbc.ca

A think-tank founded by the Aga Khan with $30 million from taxpayers has finally moved into a prime heritage building in Ottawa 10 years after the federal government gave it a 99-year lease.

The Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP) pays the federal government $1 a year to use the building at 330 Sussex Dr., formerly the Canadian War Museum. The agreement also allows the GCP to lease out office space in the building at commercial rates.

And it already has a tenant: the Royal Canadian Mint, a Crown corporation.

Who is the man behind Trudeau’s controversial Christmas vacation? 2017-02-09

The Aga Khan, center, smiles as he arrives at the Memorial Church on the campus of Harvard University before addressing an audie
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macleans.ca

The Aga Khan enjoys a solid reputation in the world of international development. If Trudeau acted improperly, observers say that’s on him, not the Aga Khan.

Two weeks ago, during an overseas trip, former prime minister Stephen Harper tweeted to his 1.11 million followers. “Just visited the magnificent #Ismaili Centre Dubai,” he wrote. “Reminds me of what a tremendous force for global peace and pluralism the Aga Khan is.”

Aga Khan Conferred Companion of the Order of Canada

Aga Khan Conferred Companion of the Order of Canada

Aga Khan Conferred Companion of the Order of Canada

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akdn.org

Aga Khan to address a special Joint Session of Parliament on Thursday, February 27 2014-02-27

Aga Khan to address a special Joint Session of Parliament on Thursday, February 27   2014-02-27

His Highness the Aga Khan is received by the Honourable Chris Alexander, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, upon his arrival in Ottawa.

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CBC Interview One-on-One with Peter Mansbridge (Toronto, Canada)

Peter Mansbridge interviews H.H. The Aga Khan in Toronto on CBC
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nanowisdoms.org

Peter Mansbridge: Welcome again, to Canada, Your Highness.

His Highness the Aga Khan: Thank you very much.

PM: This place [the Ismaili Centre in Toronto], it’s going to be wonderful. It’s quite spectacular to look at. What do you hope will be accomplished inside these walls?

CBC Interview One-on-One with Peter Mansbridge (Toronto, Canada)

Peter Mansbridge interviews H.H. The Aga Khan in Toronto on CBC
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nanowisdoms.org

Peter Mansbridge: Welcome again, to Canada, Your Highness.

His Highness the Aga Khan: Thank you very much.

PM: This place [the Ismaili Centre in Toronto], it’s going to be wonderful. It’s quite spectacular to look at. What do you hope will be accomplished inside these walls?

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan 2016-12-13

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pm.gc.ca

Ottawa, Ontario ‑

December 13, 2016

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 80th birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan:

“Sophie and I offer our best wishes today to His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims – a community that includes tens of thousands in Canada and millions around the world.

Interview with His Highness the Aga Khan, with The Globe and Mail. 2002-01-30

Hazar Imam with Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien

GM: Your Highness, thank you very much for seeing us, we really do appreciate it. These opportunities come few and far between.

AK: Well maybe they didn't mention this, but I've had a long-standing regard and respect for the Globe and Mail. You may not know it, but you actually helped me create what is East Africa's biggest media group.

GM: Really!? How is that?

Ismaili Muslims Celebrate The Birthday Of His Highness The Aga Khan On December 13th 2016-12-10

Hazar Imam delivering the Jodidi Lecture at Memorial Church, Harvard University 2015-11-12
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thelinkpaper.ca

On December 13th Ismaili Muslims all over the world celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan. We join in their rejoicing and wish His Highness and his followers “Salgirah Mubarak”.

Aga Khan Museum in Canada hosts exhibition entitled ‘Syria is a Live History’ 2016-10-19

Aga Khan Museum Toronto exhibits
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syriatimes.sy

Director-General of Antiquities and Museums Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim has given a lecture about Syrian heritage during the opening ceremony of an exhibition opened on October 15th in Toronto in Canada under the title “Syria is a Live History”.

He focused on the Syria heritage damaged during the foreign-backed terror war being waged on Syria and the measures adopted by the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) to protect historic sites in cooperation with civil community.

MEDAL PRESENTED TO HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN FOR THE GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AWARD 2016-09-21

MEDAL PRESENTED TO HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN FOR THE GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AWARD 2016-09-21

STATEMENT BY ANNA WILLIAMS, SCULPTOR OF THE MEDAL PRESENTED TO HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN

The medal presented to His Highness the Aga Khan for the A.C. Prize for Global Citizenship. Photo and artist statement (below) from the program booklet “Six Degrees Citizen Space 2016,” published by 6DegreesTO.com.

Text of conversation between H.H. The Aga Khan and Rt.Hon Adrienne Clarkson at the Global Citizenship Award 2016-09-21

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Discussion between Madame Adrienne Clarke (A.C.) and His Highness the Aga Khan (Aga Khan) at Koerner Hall following the presentation of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship on September 21st 2016
Toronto, Canada

Speech by Adrienne Clarkson at Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship 2016-09-21

Adrienne Clarkson speaks at the Prize for Global Citizenship presentation 2016-09-21
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akdn.org

Tonight, this prize for Global Citizenship is recognizing and celebrating His Highness the Aga Khan, whose entire life demonstrates steadfast unchanging commitment to the ideals of belonging and inclusion. Through his words, through his actions, and through the results obtained by the institutions that he has founded and encouraged and nourished, he has become a light in much of the world’s conflicting darkness.


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