Updated at 6.28pm: Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin will arrive in Hong Kong on Saturday for a two-day visit, a government spokesman confirmed on Thursday. Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa and other officials will meet with Mr Martin on Saturday evening. An official banquet will follow the meeting at Government House. During his stay, Mr Martin will meet Hong Kong and Canadian business people, the spokesman said. On Sunday Mr Martin will attend a remembrance service for those who died in the defence of Hong Kong at Sai Wan War Cemetery. Many of the allied soldiers who defended Hong Kong were from Canada. Mr Martin was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1938. Before entering politics, he was chairman and chief executive officer of Canada Steamship Lines. After being elected to the House of Commons in 1988, Mr Martin served as Minister for Quebec Regional Development from 1993 to 1996 and Minister of Finance from 1993 to 2002. Mr Martin was elected Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada in November 2003 and became the Prime Minister of Canada on December 12, 2003.