Former Prime Ministers Jean Chrétien, Kim Campbell, Paul Martin and Stephen Harper, as well as Quebec artist Gregory Charles and former Governor General Michaëlle Jean will be part of the Canadian delegation attending the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
The departure is scheduled for Friday, September 16, we learned in a press release from the Prime Minister's Office on Thursday afternoon.
The funeral will be held next Monday.
Unsurprisingly, Governor General Mary Simon and her husband, as well as Justin Trudeau's wife, Sophie Grégoire, will attend the event.
Other guests include several Indigenous leaders, including the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, RoseAnne Archibald, the President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Natan Obed, and the President of the National Council des Métis, Cassidy Caron.
A parallel ceremony will be had the same day at the Anglican Cathedral of Christ Church, Ottawa. Former prime ministers Brian Mulroney and Joe Clark will be there.
All federal elected officials have been invited to the ceremony, but Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet has already announced that Bloc MPs will be absent.
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