Media advisory - Council of the Federation to Meet in Montreal on October 20, 2008



    OTTAWA, Oct. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - As Chair of the Council of the Federation
(COF), Québec Premier Jean Charest announced today that the Council will meet
in Montreal on October 20 to discuss Canada's economic and financial
situation.
    Premiers will share the current economic climate in each of their
jurisdictions, and discuss the Canadian financial situation. Provincial and
territorial Finance Ministers will join Premiers in this meeting.

    
    Meeting Location
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    Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec / Centre CDP Capital
    1000, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
    Montréal (QC) H2Z 2B3

    Media Itinerary for October 20 (subject to change)
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    8:30 AM   Media Registration opens
              2nd Floor, 1000, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

    9:00 AM   Photo opportunity
              11th Floor, 1000, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
              (Media will be escorted to Premiers' meeting room.)

    1:30 PM   Media availability (upon conclusion of meeting)
              2nd Floor, 1000, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

    Information for media covering the meeting
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    1. Media are asked to register in advance by sending their name, media
       outlet and phone number to sigrid@councilofthefederation.ca.
    2. Media must register upon arrival at the meeting and obtain an
       identification badge, which must be worn at all times.
    3. A media work room will be available on the 2nd Floor, 1000, place
       Jean-Paul-Riopelle
    




For further information:

For further information: Hugo D'Amours, Press Secretary, Office of the
Premier of Québec, (418) 643-5321, hugo.damours@mce.gouv.qc.ca; Sigrid
Claasen, Council of the Federation Secretariat, (613) 563-4066,
sigrid@councilofthefederation.ca


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