Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

January 29, 2015 15:24 ET

Media Advisory: Media Lock-up for important National Security Announcement

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 29, 2015) - On Friday, January 30, officials from Public Safety Canada and the Department of Justice will provide a presentation to media on important matters related to national security on background (not for attribution) and take questions from the media. The media lock-up will start at 11:00 a.m. until the designated Public Safety Canada official announces that the embargo is lifted, at approximately 12:30 p.m. Please arrive early to register.

Entry is restricted to journalists accredited through the Parliamentary Press Gallery. For more information on accreditation, contact Terry Guillon, Chief of the Press Gallery, at 613-992-4511 or terry.guillon@parl.gc.ca.

Embargo procedures:

All materials will be under embargo until released by the designated Public Safety Canada official at approximately 12:30 p.m. Once the lock-up has commenced, no one will be allowed to leave the room or contact their office until the embargo is lifted.

Journalists will be required to sign an undertaking to respect the release arrangements and not to remove, release or communicate documents, materials or information, or other records of any nature whatsoever, to anyone in any manner (including the use of wireless communication devices such as wireless microphones, wireless modems and air cards, wireless keyboards and printers, cellular phones, and smartphones) until they are released from embargo.

Public Safety Canada reserves the right to refuse access to any future Public Safety Canada embargoed releases to anyone and/or their organization breaching the terms of the undertaking.

Date January 30, 2015
Time 11:00 am (EST)
Location Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario

Contact Information

  • Jean Christophe de le Rue
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Public Safety
    and Emergency Preparedness
    613-991-2863

    Media Relations
    Public Safety
    613-991-0657