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Canadian singer Nelly Furtado sings the Canadian national anthem before the NBA all-star basketball game in Toronto on February 14, 2016. She is one of 258 guests invited to an official dinner in Toronto on Monday in honour of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. (Mark Blinch/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Canadian singer Nelly Furtado sings the Canadian national anthem before the NBA all-star basketball game in Toronto on February 14, 2016. She is one of 258 guests invited to an official dinner in Toronto on Monday in honour of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. (Mark Blinch/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Official dinner for Mexican president to include celebrities, prominent business figures as guests Add to ...

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

 

Pensions:

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

 

Auto:

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

 

Political Representatives:

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

Toronto city council members

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