/R E P E A T -- Notice - Government of Canada/

OTTAWA, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Chris Alexander, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, will make an important announcement on reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

A lock-up, including a technical briefing by senior government officials, will precede the announcement.

Please note that all details are subject to change.

DATE Friday, June 20, 2014
   
TIME:
      
      
Documents available for viewing:  
11:30 a.m. EDT
Technical briefing:  
12:00 p.m. EDT - 1:15 p.m. EDT
News conference: 1:30 p.m. EDT
   
PLACE
      
      
National Press Theatre
150 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
   

Journalists must respect the terms of a lock-up undertaking until Ministers Kenney and Alexander begin to speak at the news conference shortly after 1:30 p.m. Journalists will not be allowed to leave the embargoed technical briefing prior to 1:30 p.m.

Journalists who are not members of the National Press Gallery must obtain accreditation from the Gallery in advance. For more information, contact Collin Lafrance at collin.lafrance@parl.gc.ca.

Lock-up information:
Journalists wishing to attend the lock-up will be required to sign an undertaking.

News conference:
Journalists outside of the region can also call in to listen to the news conference at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
Participant dial-in: 877-413-4814 Participant pass code: 8894586

 

 

SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada

For further information:

(media only):
Alexandra Fortier
Office of Minister Kenney
819-994-2482

Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
819-994-5559
media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Alexis Pavlich
Office of Minister Alexander
613-954-1064

Media Relations Office
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
613-952-1650
CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca