Government of Canada to provide update on Centre Block rehabilitation project

Media advisory

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 – Members of the media are invited to 3 separate activities related to the Centre Block rehabilitation project. 

Media pool

In advance of Thursday’s technical briefing, members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery are invited to a bilingual guided tour of the Centre Block on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Spokespeople from Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) will provide the tour. Please note that space is limited to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions and that face coverings are mandatory. 

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Meeting time: 8:45 am
Location: Meeting point is Queen’s Gates, Parliament Hill
Duration: Approximately 3 hours, including health and safety briefing

Important information

Note that the tour may be physically challenging. Expect to climb steep scaffolding staircases and walk through narrow and low-ceiling areas. Also expect potentially high summer temperatures.

A mandatory health and safety briefing will be provided, and protective equipment (boots, hard hat, glasses, gloves and vest) will be distributed on-site before the tour. To that end, boot sizes are required in advance for those attending. Long pants are also required for health and safety reasons.

Technical briefing

Members of the media are invited to a technical briefing on the Centre Block rehabilitation project on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Spokespeople from PSPC will provide an update on the project and answer questions. Please note that a video will be shown during the presentation.

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Meeting time: 12:30 pm
Location: Sir John A. Macdonald Building, room 200
Teleconference: If participating by phone, media representatives must dial in to the teleconference line below.

Toll-free dial-in number (Canada and United States): 1-866-805-7923
Local dial-in number: 613-960-7518
Participant passcode: 8202767#
Duration: 50 minutes

Ministerial virtual press conference

The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, along with Parliamentary Secretary Steven MacKinnon, will hold a virtual press conference on Thursday, June 17, 2021. They will speak about the Centre Block rehabilitation project and answer questions. 

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Meeting time: 1:30 pm
Location: Sir John A. Macdonald Building, room 200
Teleconference: If participating by phone, media representatives must dial in to the teleconference line below.

Toll-free dial-in number (Canada and United States): 1-866-805-7923
Local dial-in number: 613-960-7518
Participant passcode: 7956502#

Contacts

Cecely Roy
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Anita Anand
343-549-7293
cecely.roy@canada.ca

Media Relations
Public Services and Procurement Canada
media@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

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