Governor General David Johnston will attend a commemoration for former Cuban president Fidel Castro in Havana on Tuesday. Castro, who seized power in 1959 and controlled the country until 2006 when he relinquished leadership to his brother, died last week at the age of 90.
Johnston will attend the commemoration at the request of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
A funeral service is planned for Sunday, but it is not yet clear who will represent Canada at that ceremony. Trudeau was widely criticized this weekend for his statement on the passing of the Cuban leader and some critics have called on him to not attend the funeral.