April 25, 2010 15:00 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Oda to Host G8 Development Ministers Meeting

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - April 25, 2010) - The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, will host the G8 Development Ministers Meeting in Halifax beginning Tuesday when Minister Oda will address her G8 Ministerial colleagues and their respective delegations at the official opening.

This two-day working meeting is being held in preparation for the upcoming G8 Leaders Summit to be held in late June in Muskoka, Ontario.

Media Accreditation

Media wishing to cover the event must be accredited. Media wishing to be accredited on-site should bring a valid photo ID issued either by a government or by their employer, and a letter of assignment from a recognized media outlet signed by the editor-in-chief or equivalent. Accreditation will be issued at the discretion of the meeting organizers.

Media registration will take place at the Media Centre in the Harbourside Gallery at Pier 21 at the following times:

April 26 12:00pm-6:00pm ADT

April 27 7:30am-7:00pm ADT

April 28 7:30am-12:00pm ADT

Official Opening

Media are invited to attend the Opening. There will be a photo opportunity.

Date: Tuesday, April 27
Time: 9:00AM (ADT)
Location: Pier 21 – Media Centre
  Harbourside Gallery
  1055 Marginal Road
  Halifax, Nova Scotia

Closing News Conference

Minister Oda will chair the closing news conference of the G8 Development Ministers Meeting on Wednesday along with her G8 colleagues. She will deliver a summary of the Meeting, then take questions from the media.

Date: Wednesday, April 28
Time: 11:45AM (ADT)
Location: Pier 21 - Media Centre
  Harbourside Gallery

Media outside of Halifax will be able to listen to and participate in the news conference via conference call. Media are asked to call in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the news conference. The line will open at 11:00am ADT.

Media on the conference call will have access to the floor sound feed for the news conference; translation will not be available. The moderator will invite media to ask questions.

Call-in number (from within Canada): 1-877-413-4814

Call-in number (international): +613-960-7526

Conference ID#: 1743435

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of International Cooperation
    Jessica Fletcher
    Press Secretary
    Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    Media Relations Office