OFFICE OF THE MINISTER OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE MINISTER OF INDUSTRY
Industry Canada

Industry Canada

June 11, 2008 16:54 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada to Table Bill to Amend the Copyright Act

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry, and the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, and Minister for La Francophonie, will deliver brief statements and answer media inquiries shortly after the tabling of a bill to amend the Copyright Act. Members of the media will also be able to attend a technical briefing and lock-up prior to the tabling of the bill to amend the Copyright Act.



Date: Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lock-up and technical briefing for media


Location: Press Theatre
National Press Building
150 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Time: 9:30 a.m. (media registration for
lock-up and technical briefing)
9:45-10:40 a.m. (lock-up - media only)


Ministerial statements

Time: 10:45 a.m.

Location: Centre Block Foyer
Centre Block
Parliament Hill


A question and answer session with ministers will follow.

Once the media lock-up has begun, no one will be allowed to leave the room or contact his/her office until the embargo is lifted. Journalists will be required to sign an undertaking to respect the release arrangements.

Wireless communication devices such as cellular phones, BlackBerrys, personal digital assistants or any other removable wireless communication devices (including modems, air cards and wireless microphones) will not be allowed in the lock-up area.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Jim Prentice
    Minister of Industry
    Deirdra McCracken
    Press Secretary
    613-995-9001
    or
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women
    and Official Languages and Minister for la Francophonie
    Dominic Gosselin
    Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    or
    Media Relations
    Industry Canada: 613-943-2502
    Canadian Heritage: 819-994-9101