/R E P E A T -- Notice to the media - Ministers Philpott and Goodale to make an important announcement, followed by a media technical briefing/

OTTAWA, Dec. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health and the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will make an important announcement regarding an Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts.

Health Canada and Canada Border Services Agency officials will hold a media technical briefing by teleconference following the announcement by the Ministers.

Government officials will be available to answer questions from the media following a statement.

December 12, 2016

Announcement: 3:30 pm EST
Technical Briefing: 4:15 pm EST


The announcement will take place in the Foyer of the House of Commons.

Periscope channel for live stream of announcement: https://www.periscope.tv/Safety_Canada/

Media Technical Briefing will be held by teleconference at:
613-960-7526 / 877-413-4814
Pass Code: 3341443


SOURCE Health Canada

For further information: Media Inquiries: Andrew MacKendrick, Office of Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, (613) 957-0200; Media Relations, Health Canada, (613) 957-2983; Canada Border Services Agency, Media Line, (613) 957-6500; Scott Bardsley, Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, (613) 998-5681

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