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Aga Khan opens Ottawa pluralism centre, and board members blast Trump

H.H. The Aga Khan with the Governor-General of Canada  David Johnston
Source: 
www.thechronicleherald.ca

OTTAWA — The Aga Khan returned Tuesday to Ottawa to unveil the new headquarters of an international organization that is positioning itself as an antidote of sorts to growing strains of populism and intolerance around the world.

Board members of the Global Centre for Pluralism, including former governor general Adrienne Clarkson, singled out the arrival of Donald Trump in the White House as something that makes the centre's work even more relevant.

Hazar Imam opens new headquarters of Global Centre for Pluralism

Hazar Imam opens new headquarters of Global Centre for Pluralism

His Highness the Aga Khan with the Governor-General of Canada in Ottawa at the opening of the new headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism on Sussex Drive

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www.thechronicleherald.ca

Prince Amyn Aga Khan Letter to Patrons of Aga Khan Museum

Prince Amyn Aga Khan

AGA KHAN MUSEUM
77 Wynford Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M3C 1K1, Canada

14 October 2016

Syria: A Living History

Dear Patrons,

I am writing to you because we are on the eve of the opening of what I think can be seen as an
exceptional exhibition that the Aga Khan Museum has organized in Toronto. By creating “Syria:
A Living History”, the Museum has responded to what I believe can be deemed among the most
significant and serious events in recent years. This exhibition, and the programs around it, are

Historic Pluralism Headquarters Launch in Ottawa Anchoring Canada as Global Hub for Dialogue 2017-05-16

Historic Pluralism headquarters launch in Ottawa, anchoring Canada as global hub for dialogue. Credit: Marc Fowler (CNW Group/Gl
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www.newswire.ca

OTTAWA, May 16, 2017 /CNW/ - The Global Centre for Pluralism, a major international institution for research and dialogue about the value of diversity, has officially opened its permanent headquarters in a historic building in Ottawa at a ceremony with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and His Highness the Aga Khan.

Official opening of the Global Centre for Pluralism’s international headquarters

H.H. The Aga Khan IV speaks at the opening of the new Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa  2017-05-16

Ottawa, Canada, 16 May 2017 - His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims around the world, and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada will welcome distinguished guests to the official opening of the Centre’s new permanent headquarters in Ottawa on Tuesday 16 May 2017. The event will be webcast live below starting at 10:30am EST.

John Baird: The noble work of the Aga Khan

The Aga Khan smiles during a meeting, May 12, 2008
Source: 
news.nationalpost.com

John Baird: The noble work of the Aga Khan should not be tarnished by this Canadian political scandal

His Highness the Aga Khan is a remarkable human being and a force for pluralism in a world besieged by tyranny. At 80 years of age, he is now the longest living spiritual leader in the Islamic world, and a jewel for Canada as our own honourary citizen. His statesmanship has shaped the course of history — in the midst of the Cold War, he bridged Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva in his relentless pursuit for peace.

Hazar Imam and Prince Aly Muhammad vist the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa 2017-05-15

Hazar Imam and Prince Aly Muhammad vist the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa  2017-05-15

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Aly Muhammad at the Global Centre for Pluralism, accompanied by Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib and Farhad Mawani, Project Manager for the renovation of 330 Sussex Drive. MOEZ VISRAM

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theismaili.org

His Highness the Aga Khan meets with The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

His Highness the Aga Khan meets with The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

His Highness the Aga Khan meets with The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

AKDN/Gary Otte

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Akdn.org

Islamic garden coming to University of Alberta Botanical Garden in 2018

The University of Alberta Botanical Garden Islamic garden
Source: 
thegatewayonline.ca

The University of Alberta Botanical Garden will receive an Islamic garden set to bloom in 2018 as a gift.

The new Islamic garden will be the first in Western Canada supported by a more than $25 million donation from the the Aga Khan, who leads the second-largest Shia Islam branch. Known as the Aga Khan Garden, it will combine historic Islamic garden elements with the western Canadian landscape. The garden will reside within the University of Alberta Botanical Garden, which is about a 15-minute drive southwest of Edmonton.

Aga Khan drops $25 million gift on University of Alberta Botanic Garden 2017-04-07

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Source: 
www.edmontonjournal.com

North America’s largest — and possibly the world’s coldest — Islamic-inspired garden is to be built in Alberta, a $25-million gift from the Aga Khan that is expected to attract up to 160,000 visitors a year.

Spanning almost 12 acres, the Mughal garden, which was officially unveiled Friday, will become the centrepiece of the sprawling 240-acre University of Alberta Botanic Garden, located about 15 minutes southwest of the city.

Aga Khan gift creates spectacular new garden for research and learning 2017-04-07

Concept illustration of the new Aga Khan Garden at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. The new feature garden is scheduled

The garden honours the partnership between the University of Alberta and the Aga Khan University

April 7, 2017

A spectacular new garden will bloom in 2018 at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, located 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton.

His Highness the Aga Khan is conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Linda Hughes, Chancellor of the University of Albert

His Highness the Aga Khan is conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Linda Hughes, Chancellor of the University of Albert

His Highness the Aga Khan is conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Linda Hughes, Chancellor of the University of Alberta on June 9, 2009.

AKDN/Moez Visram

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akdn.org

Remarks by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Historic agreement signed between Province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat 2015-05-25

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking after the signing of a historic agreement between the Ismaili Imamat and the Province of Onta
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akdn.org

I want to tell you how happy and grateful my community and I are for this agreement that we have just signed.

Mowlana Hazar Imam in a discussion with Premier Levesque while Begum Salimah and Mme. Corinne Cote-Levesque look on at a private

Mowlana Hazar Imam in a discussion with Premier Levesque while Begum Salimah and Mme. Corinne Cote-Levesque look on at a private

Mowlana Hazar Imam in a discussion with Premier Levesque while Begum Salimah and Mme. Corinne Cote-Levesque look on at a private meeting at the Ritz-Carlton

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Hazar Imam with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada 2014-02-28

SPEECH BY HAZAR IMAM AT THE FOUNDATION CEREMONY OF THE ISMAILI JAMAT KHANA, BURNARY(B.C.) 1982-07-26

Architect Bruno Freschi describes to Mawlana Hazar Imam and the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, how the Ismaili Centre,
Source: 
www.ismaili.net

Your Excelency,
The Honourable Senator Perrault,

The Honourable Mrs. Grace McCarthy,

Deputy Premier of British Columbia,

Your worship The Mayor of Burnaby,

Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Today is a particularly significant and, indeed, happy occasion for the Ismaili Community in Canada and for my wife and for me.

I am most grateful to, Yoour Exelency, the Lieutenant Governor, for honouring us with Your presence and for performing the Foundation Ceremony of the Burnaby Jamat Khana.

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
Source: 
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
Source: 
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.

AKDN / Gary Otte


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