Technical briefing on asylum seekers entering between official ports of entry

Media Advisory

Departmental officials from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will brief the media and take questions from reporters regarding the Government of Canada's approach to dealing with asylum seekers entering between official ports of entry.

The briefing is for background information only and not for attribution.

Date
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Time
9:00 a.m. EST

Location
National Press Theatre
150 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Media who wish to participate by phone can dial-in using the numbers below. This is a listen-only line. The teleconference line will be open as early as 8:30 a.m. EST.

Participant dial-in numbers:

Access numbers / Toll free (Canada and U.S.): 613-954-9003 / 866-206-0153

Access Code: 8276996

Journalists who are not members of the National Press Gallery will require accreditation from the gallery in advance. For more information, contact Collin Lafrance at collin.lafrance@parl.gc.ca.

Information

Scott Bardsley
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Tel.: 613-998-5681

Public Safety Canada Media Relations
National Headquarters
Tel.: 613-991-0657
E-mail: media@ps-sp.gc.ca

Minister’s Office
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Tel.: 613-954-1064

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Media Relations
National Headquarters
Tel.: 613-952-1650
E-mail: CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca

Canada Border Services Agency Media Relations
National Headquarters
Tel.: 613-957-6500
E-mail: questions@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Media Relations
National Headquarters
Tel.: 613-843-5999


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