Media Advisory - Ministers to Provide Update on Canada's Plan to Resettle Syrian Refugees

OTTAWA, Dec. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Jane Philpott, Chair of the Cabinet Ad Hoc Committee on Refugees and Minister of Health, will provide an update on Canada's plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees.

The ministerial announcement will be preceded by a technical briefing. The technical briefing is for background information only, not for attribution.



Wednesday, December 16, 2015


10:00 a.m. (EST), Media Technical Briefing

11:00 a.m. (EST), Ministerial Announcement


National Press Theatre
150 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario


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

Out-of-town journalists can also dial in to listen to both the ministerial announcement and technical briefing.  Please note this will be set up as a listen-only mode line. 

International callers must dial the local phone number for proper access.

Technical Briefing and Ministerial Announcement:

Participant dial-in numbers:
Local: 613-960-7527
Toll-free from Canada and U.S.:
Pass code: 7641524


The media technical briefing is for background information only, not for attribution.



SOURCE Citizenship and Immigration Canada

For further information: (media only): Media Relations, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 613-952-1650; Media Relations, Canada Border Services Agency, 613-957-6500, Toll-Free: 1-877-761-5945; Media Relations Office, Global Affairs Canada, 343-203-7700,; Media Relations, Health Canada/Public Health Agency of Canada, 613-957-2983


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