Minister Sajjan and Minister Garneau to Unveil Canada’s New Defence Policy

Media Advisory

June 2, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan and Transport Minister Marc Garneau will hold a press conference at the Cartier Square Drill Hall in Ottawa on June 7, 2017, to announce Canada’s new Defence Policy.

Following the announcement, Minister Sajjan, Minister Garneau, and Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance will participate in a Q&A with media.

Media who are unable to attend the press conference in person may join by teleconference. Please note, no questions will be taken from the phone line. 

A media lock-up and technical briefing will start at 10:30 a.m. and will be held at the Senior Non-Commissioned Members Mess in Ottawa. Media will be under embargo until the Minister of National Defence commences his remarks at the press conference.

Registration and Entry

Entry to the media lock-up is restricted to journalists who have pre-registered and submitted a signed undertaking. To register for the media lock-up or the teleconference of the press conference, contact the Department of National Defence Media Relations Office at 613-996-2353 or by 5:00 p.m. EDT June 5, 2017. Media attending the lock-up and technical briefing should arrive no later than 10:00 a.m. in order to check in.

Media who do not pre-register will not be allowed entry into the media lock-up.

Set-up of camera equipment will begin at 11:30 a.m. on June 7, 2017, at the Cartier Square Drill Hall.

Event: Media Lock-up and Technical Briefing

Time: Check in begins at 10:00 a.m.; media lock-up will start at 10:30 a.m. 

Date: June 7, 2017

Location: Senior Non-Commissioned Members Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa, ON

Event: Press Conference with Minister Sajjan, Minister Garneau, and Chief of the Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: June 7, 2017

Location: Cartier Square Drill Hall, 2 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa, ON


For Further Information:

Media Relations Office
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
Toll-Free: 1-866-377-0811

Jordan Owens
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-3100

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