Media Advisory - Ministers announce Canada's plan to resettle Syrian refugees

OTTAWA, Nov. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will announce Canada's plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees.

PLEASE NOTE: The ministerial announcement will be preceded by an embargoed technical briefing.



November 24, 2015


2:15 p.m. (EST), Media Technical Briefing
3:30 p.m. (EST), Ministerial Announcement


National Press Theatre

150 Wellington Street

Ottawa, Ontario

Journalists who are not members of the National Press Gallery will require accreditation from the gallery in advance. For more information, contact Collin Lafrance at

Out-of-town journalists can also dial in to listen to the Ministerial Announcement. Please note this will be a listen-only mode line. 

Participant dial-in number :

613-960-7526 / 1-877-413-4814

Passcode: 1069860


SOURCE Citizenship and Immigration Canada

For further information: (media only): Media Relations, Health Canada/Public Health Agency of Canada, 613-957-2983; Media Relations, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 613-952-1650; Media Relations, Department of National Defence, 613-996-2353, Toll-Free: 1-866-377-0811; Media Relations, Public Safety Canada, 613-991-0657; Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, Toll-Free: 1-866-569-6155


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