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The Government of Canada today welcomed the decision by the Aga Khan Development Network to establish the Global Centre for Pluralism in Canada. The Government of Canada intends to contribute $30 million to the endowment set up by the Aga Khan Development Network for the establishment of the Centre. Located in Ottawa, the Global Centre for Pluralism will be a not-for-profit, non-governmental institution with a mission to promote pluralism as a fundamental human value and a foundation for good governance, peace and human development.

2006-04-18VISINDAR WINS RACE - 2006-04-18

Visindar, trained by André Fabre, is the new favourite for the Vodafone Derby after an impressive win at Longchamp. Fabre said he would leave decisions about Epsom to his owner, the Aga Khan. 'He knows everything about the Derby and I know nothing,' Fabre said. The Aga Khan missed this faultless reappearance but spokesman Georges Rimaud said: 'Visidar beat nothing but did it very well. We are more than satisfied with his race and you couldn't have asked for more.'

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