Canadian singer Nelly Furtado, Ben and Jessica Mulroney and photographer Edward Burtynsky are among the 258 guests – also including prominent business people and politicians – invited to an official dinner in Toronto on Monday in honour of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hosting the dinner at the historic Casa Loma in midtown Toronto. Guests also include Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, David MacNaughton, IBM president Dino Trevisani, and Jeffrey Remedios, president and CEO of Universal Music Canada.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory, along with eight cabinet ministers and three provincial ministers, are also attending, as are several members of the auto industry, such as Dianne Craig, president and CEO of the Ford Motor Company of Canada.
Guests will dine on a seafood trio of Nova Scotia scallops, B.C. prawn and West Coast Dungeness crab panna cotta, as well as Alberta short ribs and mini Beavertails.
Governor-General David Johnston will host Mr. Nieto for a state dinner at Rideau Hall on Tuesday night, which both Mr. Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau will attend.
Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer and songwriter
Amanda Martinez, Toronto-based singer/songwriter whose music exultingly blends her unique Mexican and South African roots with flamenco soul
Edward Burtynsky, is a Canadian photographer and artist known for his large-format photographs of industrial landscapes. His work is housed in more than 50 museums including the Guggenheim Museum, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
Paulina Derbez, classical/avantgarde violinist, director of the mexican cultural platform Contemporary Mexico and author of The Conscious Musician
David Dixon Born in Toronto, and trained at Ryerson University, David Dixon enjoys tremendous media acclaim and stands out among his Canadian contemporaries as one of the leaders in women’s fashion design.
Kim Dorland Synonymous in Canada with the idea of “extreme painting,” Kim Dorland rose to the forefront of our contemporary painting scene in the 2000s with his sculptural approach to impasto.
Ben Mulroney, host of the entertainment news program, etalk, where he covers major events in entertainment, including the Oscars, the Golden Globes, and the Juno Awards
Jessica Mulroney, Canadian fashion stylist. In November, 2015, Ms. Mulroney styled ensembles for Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau.
Carlos Navarette-Patino, Live events production and costume designer. He has designed more than 30 productions of theatre, dance, ceremonies and live events around the world.
Stephan Jost, director of Art Gallery of Ontario
Jeffrey Remedios, president & CEO, Universal Music Canada
Steve Driscoll, Canadian painter
Lisa de Wilde, chair of board of directors, Toronto International Film Festival. Since 2005, Lisa has served as the chief executive officer of TVO. She was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2015.
Lucian Matis, Canadian Fashion designer
Melissa Grelo, Canadian television personality, best known as a co-host of CP24 Breakfast and The Social. In June, she was also announced as a contributor to CTV’s new morning show Your Morning, slated to debut later in the year.
Perry Bellegarde, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations
Stephen Baron, National Board Chair, Canadian Cancer Society
Dr. Lorna Read, chief operating officer War Child Canada
Joel Reitman, vice-chair Centre for Israel and Jewish Affiars (CIJA) and the founder and president of Jillcy Capital ULC a global investment firm
Rana Sarkar, senior fellow and co-chairman of the advisory board for the Munk School of Global Affairs
David MacNaughton, Canadian Ambassador to the United States
Hugh O’Reilly, CEO OP Trust
Andres Bourbonnais, president and CEO, PSP Investments
George Cooke, chair of the board, OMERS
James Davis, CIO, OP Trust
Bruce Flatt, CEO, Brookfield Asset Management
Mark Jenkins, CPPIB
Dianne Craig, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada
Mathew Palmer, GM Canada
Reid Bigland, Chrysler Canada
Vince Galifi, Magna International
Don Ramano, president and CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada Corporation
Flavio Volpe, president, Automotive Manufacturers Association
Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
John Tory, Mayor of Toronto
John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Northern Affairs
Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism
Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance
Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science
Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport
Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade
Lawrence MacAugley, Minister of Agriculture
Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance
Deb Matthews, Ontario Chair of Cabinet, Minister Responsible for Digital Government, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development
Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Growth
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