Federal Health Minister to announce new federal activities to address the opioid crisis

Media Advisory

CALGARY, AB, November 14, 2017 - The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, will be announcing new federal activities to address the opioid crisis during a closing address at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)’s Issues of Substance Conference.

The Minister will be available to answer questions from the media following her speech.

Health Canada Officials will also hold a media technical briefing (no cameras) following the Minister’s remarks and media availability.

November 15, 2017

Closing remarks: 12:00 p.m. (MST)
Media Availability: 12:30 p.m. (MST)
Media Technical Briefing: 12:50 p.m. (MST)

Hyatt Regency Calgary,
700 Centre Street S.,
Calgary, Alberta

Notes: Onsite, accredited media are to identify themselves at the registration desk to receive their media pass, which must be visible at all times. Media are encouraged to RSVP in advance to media@ccsa.ca.

Media (offsite) wishing to take part in the technical briefing are invited to participate via teleconference:

1-888-265-0903 (Passcode: 6401030#)

Media Inquiries:
Yves-Alexandre Comeau
Office of the Honourable  Ginette Petitpas Taylor 
Federal Minister of Health
(613) 957-0200

Media Relations
Health Canada
(613) 957-2983

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