Media advisory - Government of Canada to make an announcement for Rideau Canal National Historic Site

OTTAWA, May 9, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada will make an announcement regarding new paddle access points on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. Additionally, the Minister will announce new federal infrastructure investments along the Rideau Canal National Historic Site.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:


May 10, 2016


Media representatives to arrive at 8:15 a.m. (EDT)

Event starts at 8:30 a.m. (EDT)


Patterson Creek (corner of Linden Terrace and
Queen Elizabeth Drive)
Ottawa, Ontario


Note to editors: After the Minister's announcement, media will be able to ask more technical questions related to the projects announced. This question period will take place at 9:15 a.m., in the same location, with Jewel Cunningham, Director, Ontario Waterways Unit, and Dean Hamilton, Chief Engineer, Ontario Waterways Unit.


SOURCE Parks Canada

For further information: Information and RSVP: Darryl Whitehead, External Relations Manager, Ontario Waterways Unit, Parks Canada, 705-750-4936,

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