Background Briefing and Media Availability

Media advisory

On February 3, Government of Canada officials will host a background briefing for media on ideologically motivated violent extremism (IMVE).

Following the briefing, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will make an announcement and take questions from the media. He will be joined by Joël Lightbound, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

1)   Background Briefing for Media (not for attribution, via teleconference)

        Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021

        Time: 11:00 a.m. EST

The background briefing will be held by teleconference only. Media who wish to participate by phone can dial-in by using the numbers below. Media are encouraged to dial-in 15 minutes before the start of the background briefing. Teleconference participants will be able to ask questions.

        Participant dial-in numbers: 613-960-7518 / 1-866-805-7923

        Access Code: 5150084#

To receive embargoed copies of background briefing materials, please register by sending an email to ps.mediarelations-relationsaveclesmedias.sp@canada.ca. Embargoed materials will be shared with media 30 minutes prior to the briefing.

2)    Media Availability (via teleconference)

        Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021

        Time: 12:30 p.m. EST

The news conference will be held by teleconference only. Media who wish to participate by phone can dial-in by using the numbers below. Media are encouraged to dial-in 15 minutes before the start of the media availability. Teleconference participants will be able to ask questions.

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

        Access Code: 5246957#

Contacts

Mary-Liz Power
Press Secretary 
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
mary-liz.power@canada.ca

Media Relations
Public Safety Canada
613-991-0657
ps.mediarelations-relationsaveclesmedias.sp@canada.ca

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