Public Services and Procurement Canada

Public Services and Procurement Canada

June 13, 2016 06:00 ET

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Minister Foote Announces Update on Canadian Surface Combatant Procurement Strategy Followed by a Technical Briefing

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - June 13, 2016) - The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and the Honourable John McKay, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, will make an announcement on refining the Canadian Surface Combatant procurement strategy. Later in the day, members of the media are invited to attend a technical briefing.

Announcement:

Date: June 13, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. ADT
Location: Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Halifax
Shipyard
3099 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Technical Briefing:

Date: June 13, 2016
Time: 3:45 p.m. EDT
Location: National Press Theatre
150 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Senior officials will make a short presentation and will be available for a question period.

NOTES FOR ANNOUNCEMENT IN HALIFAX:

For security purposes, media wishing to attend the announcement must:

  • RSVP to Karen Logan logan.karen@irvingshipbuilding.com.
  • Arrive no later than 9 a.m. ADT
  • Report to security personnel at the main gatehouse.
  • Present government-issued photo ID for accreditation.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE)-steel-toe boots, a hard hat and safety glasses-onsite. If you require PPE, please include your shoe size in your RSVP.

NOTES FOR TECHNICAL BRIEFING IN OTTAWA:

Media wishing to participate in the technical briefing by teleconference must:

  • Register with Public Services and Procurement Canada's Media Relations Office at 819-420-5501. The phone number for joining the teleconference will be provided upon registration.
  • Cameras are permitted.

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Contact Information

  • Annie Trepanier
    Office of the Honourable Judy M. Foote
    819-997-5421

    Media Relations
    Public Services and Procurement Canada
    819-420-5501