Media Advisory - The Government of Canada, the Government of Nunavut and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association to make historic announcement on marine conservation in Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound

GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 9, 2017 /CNW/ - The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, the Honourable Joe Savikataaq, Nunavut's Minister of Environment and P.J. Akeeagok, President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, will be in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, to make a historic announcement related to marine conservation in Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound.

Multiple activities will be organized during the day as part of this announcement.

Parks Canada can facilitate travel for media interested in covering this event in person. ‎If you plan on covering this event in-person, please contact Mélissa Larose at 418-803-6536 or by email at

A technical briefing, followed by activities to learn more about conservation, opportunities to talk to experts on various subjects as well as a live streaming of the Pond Inlet event, will be organized at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario to provide more information on the announcement. Participants will be able to join via teleconference. For more information, please contact Marie-Hélène Brisson at 613-797-2730 or by email at (All interviews done as part of the Ottawa event will be under embargo until 10:30 a.m.)

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

The details are as follows:


Pond Inlet, Nunavut:


August 14, 2017


10:30 a.m.


Community Hall

Pond Inlet, Nunavut

Ottawa, Ontario:


9 a.m.

Media who wish to attend in person are asked to arrive at 8:40 a.m.


Bilingual line: 1-866-206-0153 / access code: #5434879

English line: 1-877-413-4814 / access code: #7021114

French line: 1-866-805-7923 / access code: #3018204


Canadian Museum of Nature

240 McLeod St.

Ottawa, Ontario


SOURCE Parks Canada

For further information: Information and RSVP: Marie-Pascale Des Rosiers, Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 613-462-5473,; Marie-Hélène Brisson, Manager, Ministerial Events and Liaison, Parks Canada Agency, 613-797-2730,; Media Relations, Parks Canada Agency, 855-862-1812,


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