Media Advisory - Media Availability on proposed changes addressing issues in the federal corrections system

OTTAWA, June 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Mark Holland, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Marco Mendicino, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, and the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, will take questions from reporters regarding proposed changes to the federal corrections system.

Following the availability, senior government officials will hold a media technical briefing. The technical briefing will occur via teleconference and will be for attribution.

1) Media Availability – Monday, June 19, 2017
Time: 3:45 p.m.4:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Foyer of the House of Commons, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario

2) Media Technical Briefing (Teleconference only and for attribution) – Monday, June 19, 2017
Time: 4:15 p.m.5:00 p.m. EDT

Media who wish to participate in the media technical briefing can dial-in using the numbers below:

Participant dial-in numbers: 613-960-7519
Access numbers / Toll free (Canada and U.S.): 1-866-805-7923
Access Code: 4415276

The teleconference line will be open as early as 4:00 p.m. EDT.

For the media availability, journalists who are not members of the National Press Gallery will require accreditation from the gallery in advance. For more information, contact Collin Lafrance at


SOURCE Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada

For further information: Information: Scott Bardsley, Office of Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 613-998-5681; Media Relations: Public Safety Canada, 613-991-0657; Department of Justice Canada, 613-957-4207; Department of Finance Canada, 613-369-4000


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