PM to pay final respects to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today departed for London, United Kingdom where he will pay his final respects to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The Prime Minister will be joined in the Canadian delegation by his wife Laureen, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ed Holder, Member of Parliament for London West.

“Baroness Thatcher was a true champion of freedom and liberty, with a strong vision for her country’s future, and was an inspiration to millions around the globe,” said the Prime Minister. “During her three terms as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, she helped to usher in the era of peace and economic prosperity that is still enjoyed today.”

The ceremony for Baroness Thatcher will take place at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

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