Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 17, 2011 22:07 ET

Media Advisory: Minister of National Defence to Meet With United States Secretary of Defense in Halifax

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2011) - Canada's Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Peter MacKay, and the United States Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, will meet in Halifax to discuss a variety of issues related to Canada-United States defence relations. A brief media availability will follow the meeting.

When: November 18, 2011
10:45 a.m. AST
Where: Westin Nova Scotian
1181 Hollis Street
Harbour Room
Halifax, Nova Scotia
What: Brief media availability with the Honourable Peter MacKay, Canada's Minister of National Defence, and the United States Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta.

Notes to editor / news director: Media representatives wishing to attend the press conference by Minister MacKay and U.S. Secretary of Defense Panetta are invited to confirm their attendance and register no later than 16:00 p.m. (AST) on November 17, 2011, with Joint Task Force Atlantic Public Affairs office at 902-427-3766.

Media may listen to the news conference by telephone at the following numbers:

1-800-814 4860 (conference ID 4490602) for all calls from within North America), or 1-416-644-3415 (conference ID 4490602) for calls from outside North America.

Media representatives coming for the press conference are required to arrive no later than 10:15 a.m. (AST) and have valid photo identification in order to cover this event.

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