TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Independent Reviewer, The Honourable
Frank Iacobucci, will table his report on First Nations Representation on Ontario Juries and hold a news conference on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Valhalla Inn, 1 Valhalla Inn Rd, Thunder
Bay. Simultaneous media lockups in Thunder Bay and Toronto will precede
the news conference.
Date: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Time: 9:15 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Location 1: Valhalla Inn, 1 Valhalla Inn Rd, Thunder Bay
Location 2: Marriott Courtyard Toronto Downtown, 475 Yonge Street, Toronto
Date: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Valhalla Inn, 1 Valhalla Inn Rd, Thunder Bay
A video connection between the Toronto and Thunder Bay lockup locations
will allow those in the Toronto lockup to view the Independent
Reviewer's remarks and to ask questions during the Q&A portion of the
About the Independent Reviewer
The Independent Reviewer, The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, was appointed
on August 11, 2011 by the Attorney General of Ontario to examine,
report, and offer recommendations regarding the process for inclusion
of First Nation peoples living in reserve communities on the provincial
jury roll from which potential jurors are selected for all jury trials
and coroners' inquests. For more information about the Independent
Reviewer, please visit: www.firstnationsandjuriesreview.ca.
The report will be made available when the media lockup commences at
9:15 a.m. A single copy of the report will be provided free of charge
in the lockup.
All materials will be under embargo until released by the designated
officials of the Independent Reviewer, following tabling of the Report
at 10:30 a.m.
An official supporting the Independent Reviewer will be on hand at each
of the two media lockup locations to answer questions on a background, not for attribution basis only. Audio recording or video recording with audio of these briefings for
the purpose of broadcast is strictly prohibited.
Registration for the Media Lockup
Those wishing to participate in the lockup should register with Codie
Taylor. Please email your name, name of organization, and contact
information to by FEBRUARY 22nd to: email@example.com, Tel: 613-241-3512 ext. 228, Cell: 613-668-4807.
News Conference Equipment Set-Up
Space will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Set-up of equipment and lines for recording the news conference will
take place starting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
Once the lockup has commenced, no one will be allowed to leave the room
or contact their office until the embargo is lifted at 10:30 am.
Journalists will be required to sign an undertaking to respect the
release arrangements and not to remove, release or communicate
documents, materials or information, or other records of any nature
whatsoever, to anyone in any manner (including the use of wireless
communication devices such as wireless microphones, wireless modems and
air cards, cellular phones and personal digital assistants) until they
are released from embargo.
Wireless communication devices such as cellular phones, BlackBerries,
personal digital assistants, two-way radios and/or any other removable
wireless communication devices including modems, air cards and wireless
microphones will not be allowed in the lockup area.
The undertaking stipulates that wireless communication devices must be
turned in at the entrance to the briefing. Official supporting the
Independent Reviewer will hold them until the embargo is lifted.
Media will be responsible for disabling any internal built-in wireless
devices on their laptop, notebook and other portable computers. Those
who fail to do so may be requested to turn in their computer.
SOURCE: Report on First Nations Representation on Ontario Juries
For further information:
For more information or to schedule an interview with the Independent Reviewer following the release of the report:
Bluesky Strategy Group
Tel: 613-241-3512 ext. 228
Cell: 613-668-4807 Email: