Media Notice - Final Details Regarding the Council of the Federation Summer Meeting in Québec City on July 16-18, 2008



    QUEBEC CITY, July 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Please note the following final
details regarding the 2008 Council of the Federation (COF) Summer Meeting that
will take place in Québec City from July 16 to July 18, 2008.

    Media Registration

    All media representatives who wish to attend the Council of the
Federation meeting in Québec City must be accredited. A photo-ID badge will be
provided to all accredited media at the media registration desk during the
following hours:

    
    Château Laurier
    Le Carrefour, ground floor
    Tuesday, July 15:    from 3 pm to 8 pm
    Wednesday, July 16:  from 7:30 am to 2 pm

    Château Frontenac
    Salle de bal Foyer, first floor
    Wednesday, July 16:  from 3 pm to 8 pm
    Thursday, July 17:   from 7:30 am to 5 pm
    Friday, July 18:     from 7:30 am to 2 pm

    Media Work Room

    A media work room will be located at the Salle de bal Room on the first
floor of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. This room will be equipped with
Internet access, power outlets and television monitors.
    For more information on the Council of the Federation Summer Meeting,
please visit www.saic.gouv.qc.ca 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.

                            Information for Media

                   Council of the Federation Summer Meeting
                       Québec City, July 16 to 18, 2008

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                               MEDIA WORK ROOM
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    Château Laurier
    Salle des Plaines, rez-de-chaussée

    Tuesday, July 15:    3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, July 16:  7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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    Château Frontenac
    Salle de bal Room, 1st floor

    Wednesday, July 16:  3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday, July 17:   7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 18:     7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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    UNI-MIC AREA
    Verchères Room, first floor, Château Frontenac
    Thursday, July 17:   7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 18:     7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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                             WEDNESDAY, JULY 16
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    2:30 p.m.             Premiers and their spouses visit the three-masted
                          ship the Belem and take a cruise on the river
                          Photo Opportunity
                          Location: Wharf 19, Port of Québec
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    4:30 p.m.             Return of the Belem
                          Photo Opportunity
                          Location: Wharf 19, Port of Québec
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    4:45 p.m.             Premier Charest and Campbell meet with Québec
                          Athletes going to 2010 Vancouver Olympics
                          Location: Wharf 19 and 20, Port of Québec
                          Media will have access to a shuttle that will
                          provide transportation between the Château Laurier
                          and Wharf 19. The shuttle will depart every 15
                          minutes between 1:45 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. from the
                          main entrances of the Château Laurier and the
                          Château Frontenac.
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    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.      Reception at the Musée national des beaux-arts du
                          Québec Media will have access to a shuttle that
                          will provide transportation between the Château
                          Laurier and the Musée national des beaux-arts.

                          Note: Open to Media - social only.
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    8 p.m. to 10 p.m.     Private Tour of the Le Louvre à Québec. Les arts et
                          la vie exhibit

                          Or

                          Evening at l'Espace 400e

                          Media who want to attend both activities can take
                          advantage of the second departure from the museum
                          towards l'Espace 400e at 9 p.m., as well as the
                          available shuttles provided for return trip.

                          Note: Open to Media - social only.
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                              Thursday, July 17
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    8 a.m.                Premiers' Private Breakfast
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    9 a.m.                Meeting of the Council of the Federation Begins
                          Photo Opportunity
                          Meet in the Salle de bal Room on the first floor of
                          the Château Frontenac
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    12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Premiers' Private Lunch
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    4:45 p.m.             Meeting of the Council of the Federation concludes
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    5:00 p.m.             Free Evening
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                               Friday, July 18
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    8:00 a.m.             Premiers' Private Breakfast
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    9:00 a.m.             Meeting of the Council of the Federation Begins
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    12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Premiers' Private Lunch
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    1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.   Closing News Conference
                          Location: Salle de bal, first floor, Château
                          Frontenac
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    6:00 p.m.             Closing Barbecue at the Royal Québec Golf Club
                          A bus transporting media will depart at 5:45 p.m.
                          from the main entrance of the Château Laurier, with
                          a second stop at the Château Frontenac. The bus
                          will be available at the end of the evening for
                          return transportation.

                          Note: Open to Media - social only.
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    Meals will not be provided to media, only coffee breaks will be served in
the Media Work Room. Le Champlain and Le Bistro restaurants are located on the
ground floor of the Château Frontenac, and many other restaurants are located
within walking distance.
    The schedule may change without notice.




For further information:

For further information: Media enquiries may be directed to: Hugo
D'Amours, Press Secretary, Office of the Premier of Québec, (418) 643-5321,
hugo.damours@mce.gouv.qc.ca; Catherine Poulin, Media Relations, COF Summer
Meeting, (418) 953-2658 (cell), catherine.poulin@mce.gouv.qc.ca; Loretta
O'Connor, Executive Director, Council of the Federation Secretariat, (613)
863-8448 (cell), Loretta@councilofthefederation.ca


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