Media Advisory - Minister Garneau to address the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

VANCOUVER, Jan. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will deliver a keynote address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on January 25.

Minister Garneau will provide highlights on the recently announced Oceans Protection Plan which will improve marine safety and responsible shipping, protect Canada's marine environment, and offer new possibilities for Indigenous and coastal communities.

The Minister will then visit the Port of Vancouver to learn about the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority's Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program to reduce vessel movement impacts on at-risk whales on the West Coast.

Media are invited to attend both events.

 

Event:                  

Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Date:                    

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Time:                   

1:00 p.m. PST

Location:             

Four Seasons Hotel, Park Ballroom (2nd floor)
791 W Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia


Notes for media:
Media are asked to RSVP by email to media@boardoftrade.com and to sign in upon arrival with proper identification and accreditation.


Event:                  

ECHO Demonstration

Date:                    

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Time:                   

2:45 p.m. PST

Location:             

Port of Vancouver, Discovery Centre
999 Canada Place (at the very end of the promenade)
Vancouver, British Columbia


Notes for media:
Please note that parking is available in the parkade at Canada Place.

 

SOURCE Transport Canada

For further information: Delphine Denis, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055


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