Media Notice - Council of the Federation Meets in Moncton, NB August 8-10, 2007



    Media accreditation required

    OTTAWA, June 4 /CNW/ - As incoming Chair of the Council of the
Federation, New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham will host the 2007 summer
meeting of the Council of the Federation on August 8-10 at the Delta
Beauséjour Hotel in Moncton.

    Media Accreditation
    -------------------
    Media representatives who wish to attend the Council of the Federation
summer meeting must register online and complete an application for
accreditation, which is available online at www.gnb.ca/cf. Click on the link
to Media Registration. Applicants will be screened to ensure they are official
media representatives. Media must register by July 6, 2007.

    Media Accommodations
    --------------------
    Media representatives are responsible for making their own individual
reservations. Rooms have been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Hotel - Moncton. A
local reservations representative can be contacted at 1-506-854-6340. Please
reference Group Code PO7. Media representatives must make their reservations
no later than July 6, 2007 in order to qualify for a special group rate.

    Media Work Room
    ---------------
    A media work room will be located at the Delta Beauséjour and equipped
with Internet access, power outlets and television monitors. A news conference
theatre and uni-mic area will be located nearby.

    
    Preliminary Media Program (All times and events to be confirmed)
    -------------------------

    Wednesday, August 8

    6:30 p.m.    Opening reception for delegates (media invited, social only)
    7:30 p.m.    Dinner for media (sponsored by the City of Moncton)

    Thursday, August 9

    6:30 a.m.    Morning jog/walk
    8:00 a.m.    Premiers' working breakfast
    9:30 a.m.    Premiers' working session - photo opportunity at start of
                 session
    12:15 p.m.   Premiers' private luncheon
    1:45 p.m.    Premiers' working session
    7:00 p.m.    Reception and dinner for delegates (media invited, social
                 only)

    Friday, August 10

    6:30 a.m.    Morning jog/walk
    8:00 a.m.    Premiers' working breakfast
    9:15 a.m.    Premiers' working session
    1:30 p.m.    Closing news conference
    

    A meeting of Premiers and national Aboriginal organization leaders will
be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8 in Moncton, N.B. Details about
this meeting will be issued today by the Government of New Brunswick.
    Media are asked to contact Howie Trainor, (506) 635-7950 or
howietrainor@hotmail.com, should they require assistance with specific
services in connection with this meeting.
    For more information on the Council of the Federation summer meeting go
to: www.gnb.ca/cf or www.councilofthefederation.ca.

    The Council of the Federation is comprised of all 13 provincial and
territorial Premiers. It enables Premiers to work collaboratively to
strengthen the Canadian federation by fostering a constructive relationship
among the provinces and territories, and with the federal government.




For further information:

For further information: Media enquiries may be directed to Nicole
Picot, Office of the Premier of NB, (506) 453-2144, nicole.picot@gnb.ca. Howie
Trainor, Media Relations, 2007 COF Summer Meeting, (506) 635-7950,
howietrainor@hotmail.com; Loretta O'Connor, Council of the Federation
Secretariat, (613) 563-4066, Loretta@councilofthefederation.ca


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