Briefing for National and International Media on Upcoming G-8 and G-20 Summits

(No. A/109 - June 22, 2010) Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Director of Communications, along with senior government officials, will hold a briefing for national and international media on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, on the G-8 and G-20 summits.

Only media accredited for the International Media Centre will have access to the briefing room.

The briefing will be broadcast via the host broadcaster to the International Media Centre and the Alternative Media Centre.

Media representatives accredited to the G-8 and G-20 and not able to attend should call the teleconference system at 613-960-7526 or 1-877-413-4814 (passcode 5280124).

The officials will be available to respond to questions.

Event: Technical briefing (open to media only)
Dimitri Soudas, Director of Communications, Prime Minister’s Office; Len Edwards, G-8 and G-20 Sherpa; Tiff Macklem, Associate Deputy Minister, Department of Finance Canada
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2010
6 p.m. ET
International Briefing Theatre, Direct Energy Centre, 100 Princess Blvd., Toronto, Ontario

For more information, please contact:

Catherine Gagnaire
Deputy Director, Media Relations and Strategic Communications
Summits Management Office

Muskoka 2010 G-8 Summit media inquiries: 1-877-328-9968 (Canada and the United States); 416-607-2369 (all other locations)

G-20 Toronto Summit media inquiries: 1-877-661-2353 (Canada and the United States); 416-607-2370 (all other locations)

PMO Press Office: 613-957-5555