OTTAWA, Jan. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Please be advised that the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, accompanied by Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services, Jean-François Tremblay, will provide a briefing to media (presentation and media availability) to outline key priorities of the new Department of Indigenous Services Canada. The creation of this new department was announced in August 2017, and officially created by Orders in Council on November 30, 2017.
The presentation will provide context both on the scope of this new department, and priorities going forward. Following the presentation, both Minister Philpott and Deputy Minister Tremblay will be available to answer questions from the media.
Relevant documents will be shared under embargo upon request via email, as of 9:30 a.m. on January 23. Please contact [email protected] to request these documents.
Cameras are allowed for the entirety of the presentation and media availability.
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Where: National Press Theatre
150 Wellington Street
Presentation and Media Availability:
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 a.m. (EST)
Media can participate by phone by dialing:
888-265-0903 / 613-960-7527
Conference ID #: 3098807#
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For further information: Andrew MacKendrick, Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, 819-956-5372; INAC Media Relations, 819-953-1160, [email protected]