Media Technical Briefings on Cannabis

Media advisory

October 9, 2018 - On Wednesday, October 10th, Government of Canada officials will host a media technical briefing related to the legalization of cannabis. The briefing will be for background information only and is 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. Impairment, the Labour Code and Federal Workplace Policies
    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT
    Lead Departments: Employment and Social Development Canada, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Participant dial-in numbers for all briefings

Access numbers / Toll free (Canada and U.S.): 1-877-413-4815 / 613-960-7526
Access Code: 6582037#

Media can dial-in 10 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 Employment and Social Development Canada 
Phone: 819-994-5559

Media Relations for Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 
Phone: 613-369-9400

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

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