Media Advisory - Media Technical Briefing Event and Announcement

WINNIPEG, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, along with the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will make an important announcement and host a question and answer session regarding rail freight services and amendments to the Canada Transportation Act. This event will be open to media either in person in Winnipeg or via teleconference.

The announcement will be preceded by a technical briefing for media on rail freight services and amendments to the Canada Transportation Act via teleconference. Media are requested to RSVP to the technical briefing and/or the media event by calling Transport Canada Media Relations at 613-993-0055. Media will have until 6:00 p.m. (EST) to reserve their spot at the technical briefing and/or media event.

Event:

9:05 a.m. CST  





Media Technical Briefing

RSVP and media sign-in will be required for both events. For all media interested in participating in the technical briefing, please call Transport Canada Media Relations for teleconference number and access code at 613-993-0055. Media will have until 5:00 p.m. (CST) to reserve their spot at the technical briefing and/or media event.

The Minister's Regional Office Boardroom in the Cargill Building will be available to media in Winnipeg who would like to participate in the technical briefing via teleconference.

Cargill Building - Minister's Regional Office Boardroom
8th Floor, Room 855
240 Graham Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
 
9:35 a.m. CST
Announcement in the Minister's Regional Office Boardroom at the Cargill Building, Room 855.

The announcement will be followed by a moderated question and answer period with Minister Lebel.
 
10:15 a.m. CST 


Photo opportunity with Ministers Lebel and Ritz
Railway Museum, VIA Rail Union Station
123 Main St.
Winnipeg, MB

Date:
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Time:
9:00 a.m. CST

 

SOURCE: Transport Canada

For further information:

Contacts: 

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa
613-993-0055

Geneviève Sicard
Press Secretary 
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
Ottawa
613-991-0700