Media notice - Canada's Premiers to Meet in Edmonton from July 17-19, 2017

Media accreditation required

OTTAWA, June 28, 2017 /CNW/ - As incoming Chair of the Council of the Federation, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley will host the 2017 Summer Meeting of Canada's Premiers from July 17 to 19 at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton.

Media Accreditation
Media representatives who wish to cover the 2017 Summer Meeting of Canada's Premiers must register online. To access the online registration system, please visit, click on the link for the 2017 Summer Meeting and click "Media Registration".  Media must register by July 14, 2017.

Individuals will be screened to ensure they are official media representatives.  A photo-ID badge will be provided to all accredited media at the registration desk in Edmonton.

Media Centre
A media centre will be located in the Empire Ballroom (lobby level) of the Hotel Macdonald on Wednesday, July 19.  This room will be equipped with internet access, a printer and power outlets.

A unimic will be set up in the Empire Ballroom Foyer (lobby level) of the Hotel Macdonald on Tuesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 19.  The unimic will be available during the following hours:

Tuesday, July 18

7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, July 19

7:30 am - 3:30 pm


Please note: A small work area for media will be set up in the foyer on July 18; a workstation with internet access and a printer will be available. This area will close at 4:45 pm on July 18.

Satellite Truck Parking
Parking for large trucks is available at the Hotel Macdonald. To arrange for parking, please contact Karen Karbashewski with the Government of Alberta at (780) 427-2569 or

Livestreaming of Final News Conference
The Government of Alberta will livestream the closing news conference on July 19 on the YourAlberta YouTube channel. Visit to view the livestream.

Media Program

Tuesday, July 18

6:30 a.m.

Media registration opens

Empire Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level, Hotel Macdonald

9:30 a.m.

Summer Meeting of Canada's Premiers commences (photo opportunity at start of meeting; media will be escorted to meeting room)

4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Media opportunity with Premier Rachel Notley (TBC)

Empire Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level, Hotel Macdonald

4:45 p.m.

Media area closed

Wednesday, July 19

7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Media registration available

Empire Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level, Hotel Macdonald

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Closing news conference

Empire Ballroom, Lobby Level, Hotel Macdonald

4:00 p.m.

Media centre closed


Additional Information
A meeting of Premiers and National Indigenous Organization Leaders will be held on Monday, July 17 in Edmonton, Alberta.  Details about this meeting have been issued by the Government of Alberta.

The Council of the Federation comprises all 13 provincial and territorial Premiers. It enables Premiers to work collaboratively, form closer ties, foster constructive relationships among governments, and show leadership on important issues that matter to Canadians.


SOURCE Canada's Premiers

For further information: Media enquiries may be directed to: Karen Karbashewski, Public Affairs Bureau, Government of Alberta, (780) 427-2569, Cell: (780) 868-8713,; Lindsay de Leeuw. Senior Project Manager, Council of the Federation Secretariat, (613) 563-4066, Cell: (613) 851-5978,


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