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VIDEO: CBC Second News Report - 2010-05-28

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CBC.ca

The Aga Khan, head of the world's Ismaili Muslim community, unveils plans for the Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture and Prime Minister Stephen Harper bestows the spiritual leader with honorary Canadian citizenship. Includes short interviews of attendees.

View the Video at the CBC website:
http://www.cbc.ca/video/player.html?category=News&zone=arts/artdesign&si...

VIDEO: Breaking Ground - News Report by Global Toronto

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www.globaltoronto.com

Global Toronto presents a News Clip on the Groundbreaking Event

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Aga Khan break ground at the future site of a $300-million cultural centre for Ismaili Muslims. Andrew Segal reports. May 28

View the clip at the Global Toronto site:
http://www.globaltoronto.com/video/index.html?releasePID=0EHMPetOUXW54yo...

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2010-05-28: H.H. The Aga Khan Speaks at the Foundation Ceremony of the Wynford Park Complex after receiving Honourary citizenship from Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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www.globaltoronto.com

INTERVIEW: The Aga Khan’s world view - 2010-05-28

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The Globe and Mail | World

‘I’d like to see Canada more vigorous,’ he says in a Globe interview covering everything from Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan to the importance of pluralist societies

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims and renowned philanthropist, spoke to The Globe and Mail Friday in a conversation that ranged from the prospects for Afghanistan to his profound admiration of Canadian pluralism.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Foundation of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park - 2010-05-28

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AKDN.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Prime Minister Harper,
Madame Clarkson,
Honourable Ministers,
Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Let me begin by expressing my profound appreciation for the great honour which this country has paid to me today by extending this generous gift of Honorary Canadian Citizenship.

I have been deeply moved by your gracious gesture — which I also regard as a tribute to the institution of the Ismaili Imamat, which I represent. It is a significant recognition of the values which our community of faith shares with the people of Canada.

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His Highness the Aga Khan speaks during the foundation ceremony for the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture in Toronto May 28, 2010.

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Reuters Pictures at Dailylife Publishers

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His Highness the Aga Khan and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) view a model of the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture and their Park during the foundation ceremony in Toronto May 28, 2010.

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Reuters Pictures at Dailylife Publishers

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His Highness the Aga Khan and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) arrive for the foundation ceremony for the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture and their park in Toronto May 28, 2010.

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Reuters Pictures at Dailylife Publishers

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His Highness the Aga Khan and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) view a model of the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture and their Park during the foundation ceremony in Toronto May 28, 2010.

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Reuters Pictures at Dailylife Publishers

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His Highness the Aga Khan and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) unveil the commemorative plaque for the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture and their Park during the foundation ceremony in Toronto May 28, 2010.

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Reuters Pictures at Dailylife Publishers

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His Highness the Aga Khan and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) view a model of Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture and their Park during the foundation ceremony in Toronto May 28, 2010.

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Reuters Pictures at Dailylife Publishers

Blog entry by Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff: A day of pride for Canada’s Ismailis - 2010-05-28

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www.liberal.ca

For the more than 70,000 Ismaili Muslims here in Canada, the foundation ceremony for the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre today is a fitting tribute to the man who has done so much to further our understanding of Islamic art and culture – and who continues to work tirelessly on humanitarian projects around the world.

This man is a visionary. Small wonder that he and Trudeau became so close over the years, a friendship that really began when Canada welcomed thousands of Ismaili Muslims fleeing Idi Amin’s Uganda back in 1972.

VIDEO: CBC News Coverage - 2010-05-28

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CBC.ca Video

The Aga Khan, head of the world's Ismaili Muslim community, was in Toronto to break ground for the construction of the Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture, and he also received Honourary Citizenship of Canada, an Honour greater than the Order of Canada.

Watch the video at the CBC website:
http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/ID=1506981949

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