OTTAWA, Oct. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Provincial and territorial ministers
responsible for housing will meet with representatives of national housing
organizations in Ottawa, October 8, to make the case for long-term federal
engagement in housing.
Ministers attending are: Minister Doug Currie, PEI; Minister Mary
Schryer, N.B.; Minister Jim Watson, Ont.; Minister Gord Mackintosh, Man.;
Minister Jim Kenyon, Y.T.; Minister Michael McLeod, N.W.T.; Minister Shawn
Skinner, N.L.; Minister Patterk Netser of Nunavut will be represented by Peter
Scott, President of the Nunavut Housing Corp.
WHAT: Provincial and territorial housing ministers meet in Ottawa with
representatives of national housing organizations, including
WHEN: Oct. 8, 2008, 10:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (all times Eastern).
- The Ministers will host Aboriginal leaders at breakfast.
10:15 to 10:55 a.m.
- Following breakfast, the Ministers travel to Foster Farm
Community Centre for their meeting with housing organizations,
which starts at 10:15 a.m. The meeting will be open to media
during opening statements from 10:15 to 10:55 a.m.
2:30 to 2:45 p.m.
- A housing site visit with the Ministers will take place at
2:30 p.m. (photo opportunity for media).
3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
- The Ministers will be available for interviews at 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: The meeting with housing organizations takes place in the
Multi-Purpose Room at the Foster Farm Community Centre, an
Ottawa Community Housing facility, at 1065 Ramsey Crescent,
Ottawa. The Ministers' media availability will take place in the
For further information:
For further information: Massimo Bergamini, InterChange Public Affairs,
(613) 230-0183 (o), (613) 290-5317 (c)