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Contact media relations: Global Affairs Canada

Journalists may contact our Media Relations team at the coordinates below. To facilitate a prompt response, we recommend that you send an e-mail request that includes the following information:

Note: If you are not a journalist and you are seeking information regarding other Global Affairs Canada initiatives or services, please submit a request through the Department’s Enquiry Services.

General number (for media):

Email for media enquiries

Office hours
9:00am-5:00pm ET,
Monday through Friday

After-hours Emergency Duty Officer:

For non-urgent requests sent outside of regular business hours (9AM to 5PM EST) or on weekends, please note that a spokesperson will get back to you on the following business day at the latest to acknowledge receipt of your inquiry.

Note that Global Affairs Canada has a spokesperson on-call who can be activated around the clock in cases of international emergencies, such as natural disasters, accidents or other major incidents affecting the safety of Canadian citizens abroad.

Media Accreditation Policy

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) accredits media representing a broad range of organizations so that they may attend and cover events hosted by the Government of Canada.

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