Media Advisory - Education ministers to meet in Fredericton



    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Education ministers will meet in Fredericton,
New Brunswick, on Monday and Tuesday, September 22 and 23, 2008, where they
will discuss shared priorities in education such as literacy, Aboriginal
education, and postsecondary capacity. Their meeting will be led by the
Honourable Kelly Lamrock, Chair of the Council of Ministers of Education,
Canada (CMEC) and Minister of Education for New Brunswick.
    The ministers' meeting will be held at

    
      Delta Fredericton
      225 Woodstock Road
      Fredericton, New Brunswick
      E3B 2H8

    Three events will be of particular interest to media. All the times
indicated are Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT).

    Monday, September 22, 2008

    11:30 a.m.-12 noon    Press conference on the launch of a brand for
                           education in Canada
                          Delta Fredericton, Grand Ballroom C & D,
                           first floor

    NOTE: Real-time video webcast of press conference. To register on-line, go
to http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=120872&s=1&k=F9FC5F40A3CF398B8223FFA4C611A9BA.

    1:30-4:00 p.m.        Visits to New Brunswick educational institutions
                          As host for the CMEC meeting, New Brunswick has
                          invited ministers of education to a number of its
                          educational institutions. Ministers will be
                          visiting Ecole Sainte-Anne, Leo Hayes High School,
                          New Maryland Elementary School, and the University
                          of New Brunswick, Fredericton.

                          The Honourable Kelly Lamrock will be available to
                          speak with the media at Leo Hayes High School at
                          3:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2008

    11:30 a.m.-12 noon    CMEC press conference following the CMEC meeting
                          Delta Fredericton, Grand Ballroom C & D,
                          first floor

    NOTE: Real-time video webcast of press conference. To register on-line, go
to http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=120875&s=1&k=4573DFF3F7325EA9C4E28AB820946338.
    

    CMEC is an intergovernmental body composed of the ministers responsible
for elementary-secondary and advanced education from the provinces and
territories. Through CMEC, ministers share information and undertake projects
in areas of mutual interest and concern.





For further information:

For further information: Jean-Gilles Pelletier, Cell: (647) 328-3063,
E-mail: jg.pelletier@cmec.ca; Colin Bailey, Cell: (416) 300-2380, E-mail:
c.bailey@cmec.ca; CMEC Web site: www.cmec.ca

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