Media accreditation required
HALIFAX, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ - As incoming Chair of the Council of the Federation, Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter will host the 2012 Summer Meeting of the Council of the Federation from July 25 to 27 in Halifax at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.
Media representatives who wish to attend the 2012 Council of the Federation Summer Meeting must register online. To access the online registration system, please visit www.councilofthefederation.ca and click on the logo for the 2012 COF summer meeting. Then click on "Media Registration". Individuals will be screened to ensure they are official media representatives. Media must register by July 19, 2012.
Media representatives are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Suggested hotels are:
- Delta Barrington Hotel, 1875 Barrington Street, 1-888-890-3222
- Prince George Hotel, 1725 Market Street, 1-800-565-1567
- Cambridge Suites, 1583 Brunswick Street, 1-800-565-1263
Media Work Room
A media work room will be located in the Acadia Ballroom (Lobby level) at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. This room will be equipped with Internet access, power outlets and television monitors.
Preliminary Media Program (All times and events are to be confirmed)
|Wednesday, July 25|
| 6:00 - 8:00 pm
|| Welcome Reception (media invited, social only)
Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market, 1209 Marginal Road
|Thursday, July 26|
| 9:00 am
| Council of the Federation Meeting (photo opportunity at start of meeting)
Media Opportunity with Premier Darrell Dexter (TBC)
|Friday, July 27|
| 8:30 - 8:45 am
|| Media Opportunity (TBC)
Closing News Conference
Acadia Ballroom (Lobby level, Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel)
Media are asked to contact Carla Burns with the Government of Nova Scotia (contact information below), should they require assistance with specific services in connection with this meeting.
A meeting of Premiers and National Aboriginal Organization Leaders will be held in the morning on Wednesday, July 25 at the Lunenburg Arms Hotel in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Details about this meeting will be issued by the Government of Nova Scotia.
The Council of the Federation is comprised of all 13 provincial and territorial Premiers. It enables Premiers to work collaboratively to strengthen the Canadian federation by fostering a constructive relationship among the provinces and territories, and with the federal government.
For further information:
Media enquiries may be directed to:
Director of Communications Support
Communications Nova Scotia
Government of Nova Scotia
Lindsay de Leeuw
Council of the Federation Secretariat