Minister Joly and Secretary of State Blinken to hold joint media availability from Ottawa

Media advisory

October 26, 2022 - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will welcome the United States of America’s Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken to Canada for Secretary Blinken’s first official visit, during which the Minister and the Secretary of State will hold a series of media engagements in Ottawa and Montreal on October 27 and 28, 2022. Notably, on Thursday, October 27, the Minister and the Secretary of State will hold a joint media availability from the Sir John A. Macdonald Building in Ottawa.

During the visit, Minister Joly and Secretary Blinken will discuss the crisis in Haiti, the situation in Iran, the Arctic, the Indo-Pacific region and continued collaboration on holding Russia accountable for its illegal invasion of Ukraine. Please note that the programme is subject to change.

Event: Arrival of Secretary Blinken in Ottawa
Date:
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Location: Canada Reception Centre (Terminal A), Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Ottawa, ON
Time: 9:35 AM ET

Notes for media

This event is for accredited members and temporary members of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery only. Media who are not members of the Press Gallery may contact pierre.cuguen@parl.gc.ca for temporary accreditation.

Media must arrive by 8:45 AM to allow time for escort to tarmac and setup.

Event: Visit of Minister Joly, Deputy Prime Minister Freeland, and Secretary Blinken to Café Ukraine
Date:
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Location: 911 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Time: 11:25 AM ET
Exterior Arrival: Official photographers only.
Meeting inside Café Ukraine: Pooled photo opportunity.

Notes for media

This event is for accredited members of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery pool only.

Media must arrive by 10:30 AM for access to this event.

Event: Bilateral meeting with Minister Joly and Secretary Blinken
Date:
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Location: 7 Rideau Gate, Ottawa, ON
Time: 12:15 PM ET
Exterior Arrival: Open for accredited media.
Bilateral Meeting: Pooled photo opportunity.

Notes for media

This event is for accredited members and temporary members of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery only. Media who are not members of the Press Gallery may contact pierre.cuguen@parl.gc.ca for temporary accreditation.

Media must arrive by 11:30 AM for access to this event.

Event: Media availability
Date
: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Location: Sir John A. Macdonald Building, 144 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON
Time: 2:35 PM ET

Notes for media

This event is for accredited members and temporary members of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery only. Media who are not members of the Press Gallery may contact pierre.cuguen@parl.gc.ca for temporary accreditation.

Media should plan arrive at least 45 minutes before the event to allow time for security screening.

Media representatives are invited to view the media availability at the following links:

Floor - https://youtu.be/zXP67VLvuB4
English - https://youtu.be/8Hq52e8_lZg
French - https://youtu.be/3WsCEW3F55M

Event: Meeting with the Prime Minister and Secretary Blinken
Date
: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Location: Office of the Prime Minister, Room 315-A, West Block, Ottawa, ON
Time: 5:00 PM ET
Pooled photo opportunity.

Notes for media

This event is for accredited members of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery only. Media who are not members of the Press Gallery may contact pierre.cuguen@parl.gc.ca for temporary access.

Media must arrive at least 30 minutes in advance for access to this event.

MONTREAL

Event: Visit of Minister Joly and Secretary Blinken to the Jean-Talon Market
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2022
Location: 7070 Henri Julien Ave, Montreal, QC
Time: 10:35 AM ET  
Pooled photo opportunity and open coverage and for pre-registered media only.

Notes for media

Media must pre-register for this event by 12:00 pm on Thursday October 27 by emailing media@international.gc.ca with their name, media organisation, role and contact information. Media who have not pre-registered and received confirmation will not be allowed access.

Media must arrive by 9:45 am for security screening.

Event: Visit of Minister Joly and Secretary Blinken to the Montreal Biosphere
Date:
Friday, October 28, 2022
Location: 160 Chem. du Tour de l'isle, Montréal, QC
Time: 11:50 AM ET
Remarks and discussion open to pre-registered media only.

Notes for media

Media must pre-register for this event by 12:00 pm on Thursday October 27 by emailing media@international.gc.ca with their name, media organisation, role and contact information. Media who have not pre-registered and received confirmation will not be allowed access.

Media must arrive by 11:00 am for security screening.

Contacts

Adrien Blanchard
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Adrien.Blanchard@international.gc.ca

Media Relations Office
Global Affairs Canada
media@international.gc.ca
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