MINISTERS TO PROVIDE UPDATE ON CANADA'S PLAN TO RESETTLE SYRIAN REFUGEES

Media Advisory

Ottawa, December 15, 2015 – The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Jane Philpott, Chair of the Cabinet Ad Hoc Committee on Refugees and Minister of Health, will provide an update on Canada’s plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees.

The ministerial announcement will be preceded by a technical briefing.  The technical briefing is for background information only, not for attribution.

DATE: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

TIME: 10:00 a.m. (EST), Media Technical Briefing

11:00 a.m. (EST), Ministerial Announcement

LOCATION:

National Press Theatre
150 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Journalists who are not members of the National Press Gallery will require accreditation from the gallery in advance. For more information, contact Collin Lafrance at collin.lafrance@parl.gc.ca.

FOR MORE INFORMATION (media only):

Media Relations
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
613-952-1650

Media Relations
Canada Border Services Agency
613-957-6500
Toll-Free: 1-877-761-5945

Media Relations Office
Global Affairs Canada
343-203-7700
media@international.gc.ca

Media Relations
Health Canada/Public Health Agency of Canada
613-957-2983

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