Media Advisory - Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Education to Meet with Senior Representatives of the People's Republic of China

TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Provincial and territorial ministers of education will be in Edmonton, Alberta, on February 24, 2014, for the Third High-Level Consultation on Education Collaboration between the Provinces and Territories of Canada and the People's Republic of China (3HLC).

The Honourable Jeff Johnson, Chair of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), and Minister of Education for Alberta, will lead the CMEC delegation. The Chinese delegation will be led by the Honourable Li Weihong, Vice Minister of Education for the People's Republic of China.

The 3HLC will promote dialogue on a variety of education issues and facilitate enhanced collaboration and engagement between the education sectors of provinces and territories and the People's Republic of China. A summary of discussions will be released following the meeting.

The 3HLC will take place at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, 10065 100th Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta.

Preliminary media program

February 24    
12:35-1:00 p.m. MST   Photo opportunity with ministers of education and senior education officials from the People's Republic of China
Empire Ballroom, lobby level
February 25    
2:45-3:45 p.m. MST   Media availability of the Chair of CMEC and education ministers
Empire Ballroom, lobby level

Members of the media are asked to contact Colin Bailey for further information or to arrange an interview with the Chair of CMEC.

About CMEC
Founded in 1967, CMEC is the collective voice of Canada's ministers of education. It provides leadership in education at the pan-Canadian and international levels and contributes to the exercise of the exclusive jurisdiction of provinces and territories over education. For more information, visit us at


SOURCE: Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

For further information:

Colin Bailey
Director, Communications
Cell: 416-929-6970
Tel.: 416-962-8100, ext. 259
Twitter: @CCMEC

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