Media Notice - Premiers to Hold International Economic Forum in Halifax on November 22-23, 2012

Media accreditation required

HALIFAX, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter will host the Council of the Federation International Economic Forum on November 22-23 at the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre. Premiers' discussions will focus on global economic and trade issues and the implications for Canadian provinces and territories.

As part of the Forum, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney will present the bank's outlook for the global and Canadian economies and inflation in Canada.

Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre
1800 Argyle Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
(902) 421-8686

Media Accreditation
Media representatives who wish to cover the COF International Economic Forum must register online.  To access the online registration system, please click here. Individuals will be screened to ensure they are official media representatives.  Media must register by November 20, 2012.

Media Accommodation
Media representatives are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Suggested hotels are:

  1. Delta Barrington Hotel, 1875 Barrington Street, 1-888-890-3222
  2. Cambridge Suites, 1583 Brunswick Street, 1-800-565-1263
  3. Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water Street, 1-800-943-6760

Media Work Room
A media work room will be located in Suite 303 (3rd floor, Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre).  This space will be equipped with Internet access, power outlets and a television monitor.

Preliminary Media Program (All times and events are to be confirmed)

Friday, November 23

8:30 - 8:45 am  Premiers' unimic availability
8:45 am  Council of the Federation International Economic Forum begins
(Media photo opportunity at start of meeting)
2:00 - 2:30 pm  Closing News Conference

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.

The Council of the Federation comprises 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.


SOURCE: Council of the Federation

For further information:

Media enquiries may be directed to:

Carla Burns 
Director of Communications Support
Communications Nova Scotia
Government of Nova Scotia
Cell: 902-483-9873 

Lindsay de Leeuw
Project Manager
Council of the Federation Secretariat

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