Media Technical Briefings on Cannabis

Media advisory

October 4, 2018 - On Friday, October 5th, Government of Canada officials will host two media technical briefings related to the legalization of cannabis. The briefings will be for background information only and are not for attribution.

Following each briefing, officials will answer questions from the media.

All of the briefings will take place at the National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario.

  1. Drug impaired driving laws and enforcement
    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT
    Lead Departments: Public Safety Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Justice Canada

  2. Public education and public awareness
    Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT
    Lead Departments: Health Canada, Public Safety Canada, Global Affairs Canada, Canada Border Services Agency

Participant dial-in numbers for all briefings

Access numbers / Toll free (Canada and U.S.): 1-866-805-7923 / 613-960-7518
Access Code: 2765005#

Media can dial-in 5 minutes before the start of each session.

Journalists who are not members of the National Press Gallery will require accreditation from the gallery in advance. For more information, contact Philippe Perrier at

Journalists who wish to obtain copies of the presentations materials, can register by sending an e-mail to:


Media Relations for Health Canada
Phone: 613-957-2983

Media Relations for Public Safety
Phone: 613-991-0657

Media Relations for the Privy Council Office
Phone: 613-957-5420

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