Media Notice - Deadlines approaching - Council of the Federation Meets in New Brunswick, August 8-10, 2007



    OTTAWA, June 28 /CNW/ - Media representatives who wish to attend the
Council of the Federation summer meeting must register by Friday, July 6,
2007. This applies to national media, as well as local New Brunswick media.
    To register, please complete an online application for accreditation,
which is available at www.gnb.ca/cf. Click on the link to Media Registration.
Applicants will be screened to ensure they are official media representatives.
    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 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:

    
    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.
    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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