OTTAWA, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will address the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) at 5:00 pm Wednesday, September 28. The National Chief's appearance is part of the federal government's pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2017 budget. The National Chief will identify First Nations priorities and investments as part of a strategic approach to close the gap in the quality of life between First Nations and other citizens by building on investments made in the 2016 federal budget.
When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Eastern Time
Where: Room C-110, 1 Wellington Street, Ottawa
National Chief Bellegarde will have flexible media availability immediately following the Finance Committee hearing.
A livestream of the Finance Committee hearing will be available at: http://parlvu.parl.gc.ca/XRender/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/20160927/-1/25688?useragent=Mozilla/5.0%20(Windows%20NT%2010.0;%20Win64;%20x64)%20AppleWebKit/537.36%20(KHTML,%20like%20Gecko)%20Chrome/53.0.2785.116%20Safari/537.36
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For further information: For media requests or background: Jenn Jefferys, Communications Officer, Assembly of First NationsPBS, +1 613-222-9656, [email protected]; Alain Garon, Bilingual Communications Officer, Assembly of First Nations, +1 613-292-0857, [email protected]