TORONTO, June 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's ministers of education will be in Halifax, July 4-6, 2012, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water Street, for the 100th meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), their long-standing intergovernmental body.
Hosted by the current Chair of CMEC, the Honourable Ramona Jennex, Minister of Education for Nova Scotia, CMEC 100 will bring ministers together to discuss a number of priority education issues of importance to all Canadians.
Ministers will also be celebrating their 100th meeting and will underscore key accomplishments since the founding of CMEC in 1967.
The Chair of CMEC will be available for media interviews on Friday afternoon, 2 p.m. ADT.
Media Interview Room
An interview room will be located in Halifax Room C, second floor, and will be made available to members of the media for individual interviews with ministers of education. The room will be equipped with microphones and a media feed box.
Media Work Room
A media work room will be located in the Alexander Room, lobby level. It will be available on Friday, July 6, from 12 noon to 4 p.m., and will be equipped with Internet access and power outlets.
Members of the media are asked to contact Colin Bailey (contact information below) for further information or to arrange an interview with the Chair of CMEC.
Founded in 1967, CMEC is the collective voice of Canada's ministers of education. It provides leadership in education at the pan-Canadian and international levels and contributes to the fulfillment of the responsibility for education conferred on the provinces and territories. For more information, visit us at www.cmec.ca.
For further information:
Tel.: 416-962-8100, ext. 259
E-mail: [email protected]