Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

March 29, 2010 13:00 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Kenney to Announce Balanced Reforms to Canada's Asylum System

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 29, 2010) - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, will announce balanced reforms to Canada's asylum system following the introduction of legislation.

A technical briefing lock-up by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Canada Border Services Agency officials will precede this announcement*.

*Please note this is a not-for-attribution briefing. Tape recorders and laptops will be permitted for note taking purposes only. Cell phones and blackberries will be stored with Citizenship and Immigration Canada officials for the duration of the briefing.

DATE: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
   
TIME: Technical briefing lock-up: 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.ET
News conference: 10:30 a.m. ET
   
LOCATION: National Press Theatre
150 Wellington Street,
Ottawa, Ontario

Journalists who are not members of the National Press Gallery will require accreditation from the gallery in advance.

A live video webcast of the Minister's address will also be offered at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/reform.asp

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