Technical briefing and announcement on transition from Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Media advisory

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland, and Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough, will hold a press conference on new measures to support Canadian workers through the next phase of the recovery.

A media availability will follow the announcement.

Please note that all details are subject to change.

EVENT:   Media press conference

DATE:     Thursday, August 20, 2020
:      2:30 p.m. ET

Media representatives wishing to participate in the teleconference should dial 1-866-206-0153 (toll-free in Canada and the United States) or 613-954-9003. The access code 4511840#.

In-person details: West Block, Room 225 Parliament Hill, Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

EVENT:   Media technical briefing

DATE:     Thursday, August 20, 2020

:      12:30 p.m. ET

Prior to the press conference, senior officials from Employment and Social Development Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency and the Department of Finance will hold a technical briefing under embargo.

The briefing will take place via teleconference.

The briefing is on background and not for attribution.

: Media representatives who wish to participate are required to register in advance by sending an email to .

Dial-in information will be provided to registered media representatives upon registration.

Documents will be shared under embargo with registered media before the briefing begins.

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FOR INFORMATION (media only):
For more information, please contact:

Marielle Hossack
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
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