Government of Canada to make a firearms announcement

Media advisory

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will make an announcement related to firearms.

Prior to the announcement, a media technical briefing will be provided by government officials for background information only.

1)     Media Technical Briefing (no cameras and not for attribution) - Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT
Location: National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

*Media kits will be available at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

Media who wish to dial-in to the technical briefing can do so using the numbers below. Please note that priority for questions will be given to media present at the event.

Participant dial-in numbers: 613-954-9003/1-866-206-0153

Access Code: 4692807#

Media can dial-in as early as 10:45 a.m. EDT.

2)     Minister Goodale to deliver in-person statement - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
House of Commons Foyer, Centre Block, 111 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

The Ministerial statement will be available via Periscope.

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


Scott Bardsley
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Media Relations
Public Safety Canada

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