Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 22, 2009 17:00 ET

Media Advisory/DND: Government Shipbuilding Consultation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 22, 2009) - The Department of National Defence - in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Industry Canada and Public Works and Government Services Canada - invites media to attend both the opening and closing sessions of the Government Shipbuilding Consultation. Media are invited to attend the following:

Opening Remarks.

Media are invited to attend opening remarks by:

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister
of the Atlantic Gateway;

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans;

The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry;

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Public Works and
Government Services;

The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries; and,

The Shipbuilding Association of Canada.

A media availability with the four Ministers will follow the opening
session in an adjacent location in the building.

Closing Session.

Media are invited to attend the closing session at the forum. Media
interviews with subject matter experts will be arranged, by demand, at
the location.

WHERE: Chapleau Room
Palais des Congres
200 Prom du Portage
Hull, QC, J8X 4B7

WHEN: Opening Remarks

July 27, 2009
Media arrive at 12:00 P.M.
Remarks begin at 12:30 P.M.

Closing Session

July 28, 2009
Media arrive at 11:00 A.M.
Session begins at 11:30 A.M.

Media are asked to arrive at the Palais des Congres at 12:00 p.m. on July 27th, and 11:00 a.m. on July 28th. Proper media identification will be required to gain access.

Interested media are requested to confirm their participation at or by calling the Department of National Defence Media Liaison Office at 613-996-2353 or 1-866-377-0811. Media must RSVP no later than 4 p.m. on July 24, 2009.

Contact Information

  • Information: 1-866-377-0811/613-996-2353
    After hours: 613-792-2973