Dominic LeBlanc, Marc Garneau, and Jonathan Wilkinson to speak at the Southern Resident Killer Whale Symposium

Media Advisory

October 10, 2017

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, and Jonathan Wilkinson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will be delivering remarks at the Southern Resident Killer Whale Symposium to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 11 to 12, 2017.

The Southern Resident Killer Whale Symposium brings together scientists, industry stakeholders, Indigenous groups and government officials to better understand the complex issues and shared responsibilities associated with the protection and recovery of the Southern Resident Killer Whale and develop actions going forward.

Following their respective speeches, Minister LeBlanc, Minister Garneau and Parliamentary Secretary Wilkinson will be available to answer questions from the media. Media are invited to attend the opening remarks on both days of the conference, and are asked to register in advance at media.pac@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, to deliver remarks
Time: 9:45 a.m.
Location:    Vancouver Convention Centre East Building, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1    

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 – Jonathan Wilkinson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, to deliver remarks
Time: 8:15 a.m.
Location:    Vancouver Convention Centre East Building, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1   

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 – Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, to deliver remarks
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location:    Vancouver Convention Centre East Building, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1   

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Laura Gareau
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
613-992-3474
Laura.Gareau@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Leri Davies
Strategic Media Relations Advisor
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
604-666-8675
604-612-6837
Leri.Davies@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Delphine Denis
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
613-991-0700
Delphine.Denis@tc.gc.ca

 Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa
613-993-0055
media@tc.gc.ca

Marie-Pascale Des Rosiers
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister
Environment and Climate Change Canada
613-462-5473
Marie-pascale.desrosiers@canada.ca


Media Relations
Environment and Climate Change Canada
819-938-3338
1-844-836-7799
 ec.media.ec@canada.ca

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