MEDIA NOTICE - Final Details of Council of the Federation Meeting in Victoria on January 16-17, 2012

OTTAWA, Jan. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark will host a meeting of the Council of the Federation on January 16 and 17 in Victoria at the Inn at Laurel Point.  Premiers' discussions will focus on health care and fiscal arrangements. Please note the following final details regarding the meeting.

Media Registration

Media representatives who wish to attend the meeting must be accredited and register online.  To access the online registration system, please click here (https://win02.magma.ca/cnclfed/2012-1/media/). Individuals will be screened to ensure they are official media representatives.  Media must register by January 12, 2012.

A photo-ID badge will be provided to all accredited media at the media registration desk during the following hours:

Media Centre - Area adjacent to the main lobby
Inn at Laurel Point, 680 Montreal Street, Victoria

Sunday, January 15:   4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, January 16:   7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 17:  7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Media Accommodation

Media representatives are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Suggested hotels are:

  1. Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street, 1-800-663-7550
  2. Days Inn Victoria, 427 Belleville Street, 1-800-665-3024
  3. Best Western Victoria, 412 Quebec Street, 1-888-383-2378

Media Work Room

A media work room will be located in the area adjacent to the main lobby (Lobby level) of the Inn at Laurel Point.  This room will be equipped with Internet access, power outlets and a television monitor.

Satellite Truck Parking

Parking for satellite trucks is limited at the Inn at Laurel Point. To coordinate a live pool feed, please contact Robert Pauliszyn with the Province of British Columbia at 250-356-8485 or robert.pauliszyn@gov.bc.ca.

Dial-in Information

For media representatives who are unable to travel, a dial-in option will be available for the closing news conference.  Media will be able to pose questions, but precedence will be given to media on-site.  Interested media are requested to dial-in by 12:45 pm on Tuesday, January 17 using the following numbers:

DIAL-IN NUMBER: 1-877-353-9184
PASS CODE: 41028 (followed by #)

Media Program

Sunday, January 15
4:00 - 7:00 pm Media registration available (Area adjacent to the main lobby, Lobby Level, Inn at Laurel Point)
Monday, January 16
7:00 am Media registration available (Area adjacent to the main lobby, Lobby Level, Inn at Laurel Point)
8:30 am Council of the Federation Meeting commences (photo opportunity at start of meeting) (Media will be escorted to meeting room) 
12:30 pm Media Opportunity - TBC
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch (Area adjacent to the main lobby, Lobby Level, Inn at Laurel Point)
7:00 pm Media work room closed
Tuesday, January 17
7:00 am Media registration available (Area adjacent to the main lobby, Lobby Level, Inn at Laurel Point)
8:00 am Council of the Federation Meeting continues
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch (Area adjacent to the main lobby, Lobby Level, Inn at Laurel Point)
1:00 - 1:30 pm Closing News Conference (Spirit Room, Lobby Level, Inn at Laurel Point)
4:00 pm Media work room closed

Unimic Area

A unimic will be located in the Spirit Room (Lobby level) of the Inn at Laurel Point.

Hours of Availability:
Monday, January 16    8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 17    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Additional Information
Media are asked to contact Robert Pauliszyn with the Province of British Columbia (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.

 

SOURCE Council of the Federation

For further information:

Media enquiries may be directed to:

Robert Pauliszyn 
Communications Director
Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat
Province of British Columbia
250-356-8485
250-213-5096 (cell)
robert.pauliszyn@gov.bc.ca
        Lindsay de Leeuw
Project Manager
Council of the Federation Secretariat
613-563-4066
613-851-5978 (cell)
lindsay@councilofthefederation.ca

 

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