Media Notice - Council of the Federation to Meet in Winnipeg on August 4-6,

Media accreditation required

OTTAWA, July 6 /CNW Telbec/ - As incoming Chair of the Council of the Federation, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger will host the 2010 Summer Meeting of the Council of the Federation from August 4 to 6 in Winnipeg at the Fort Garry Hotel.

Media Accreditation
Media representatives who wish to attend the 2010 Council of the Federation Summer Meeting must register online. Click here ( to register. Applicants will be screened to ensure they are official media representatives. Media must register by July 22, 2010.

Media Accommodation
Media representatives are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms is available at:

Inn at the Forks
75 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, MB
Toll-free: 1-877-377-4100
Fax: 204-942-6979
(Reference Group Code - 124573)

Standard Guestrooms are $159/night and Superior King Guestrooms are $164/night (not including taxes). Rates include high speed internet. Media representatives must make their reservations no later than July 16, 2010. After this date, availability is not guaranteed.

Media Work Room
A media work room will be located in the Provencher Ballroom (Lobby level) at the Fort Garry Hotel. This room will be equipped with Internet access, power outlets and television monitors.

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

Thursday, August 5

9:00 am             Council of the Federation Meeting (photo opportunity at start of meeting)
6:30 pm Reception, Dinner and Entertainment
Kelburn Farm (media invited, social only)

Friday, August 6

8:30 am            Council of the Federation Meeting
1:30 pm Closing News Conference
Provencher Ballroom (Lobby level, Fort Garry Hotel)

Media are asked to contact Jay Branch with the Government of Manitoba (contact information below), should they require assistance with specific services in connection with this meeting.

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.


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For further information: For further information:

Media enquiries may be directed to:
Jay Branch Lindsay de Leeuw
Director, Communications Project Manager
Executive Council Council of the Federation Secretariat
Government of Manitoba 613-563-4066

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