Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

February 01, 2012 12:20 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada Supports Sealers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 1, 2012) - To reaffirm the Government's continued support for Canadian sealers, the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans; the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Minister for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency; the Honourable Peter Penashue, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador; and the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister representing Quebec will be joined by Minister Darin King, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Newfoundland and Labrador; Minister James Arreak, Minister of Environment and Minister of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth, Nunavut; Denis Longuépée (Magdalen Island Sealing Association) and David Hutton (Vice-Chairman of the Fur Institute of Canada) in a photo-opportunity and pinning ceremony in the Foyer of the House of Commons.

Officials from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans will be available for a technical briefing on the sustainability, humane nature and economic importance of the Canadian seal harvest.

The coordinates are as follows:

Media Technical Briefing
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012
Place: National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street
Time: 11:30 a.m. (EST)
Seal Pins Presentation Ceremony - Photo Opportunity
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012
Place: Foyer, House of Commons
Time: 1:45 p.m. (EST)

NOTE: All media planning to attend or participate by teleconference to the technical briefing at 11:30 a.m. are required to pre-register by emailing at before 5:00 p.m. (EST) on February 1, 2012.

Pre-registered media should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the news conference and will be required to present valid media accreditation with photo identification. Interested regional media may also call-in to the technical briefing by dialling 1-877-413-4803. Interested media are requested to call-in 15 minutes prior to the start of technical briefing.

Contact Information

  • Frank Stanek
    Media Relations
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario

    Barbara Mottram
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada