GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 23, 2017) - The federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for the Canadian Francophonie will be meeting in Gatineau on June 22 and 23, 2017, for the 22nd Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Honourable John Streicker, Minister responsible for the French Language Services Directorate for the Government of Yukon, will host a press conference at the closing of this meeting. Media representatives are invited to take photos and attend the press conference at the following times:

Thursday, June 22, 2017
11 a.m. Guest speaker: Kim Thúy
All media are invited to attend the conference.
Place: Beethoven Room
Hilton Lac Leamy
3 Casino Boulevard
Gatineau, Quebec
1 p.m. PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Conference proceedings
Photographers and camera operators will have access to the meeting to take photos and video footage prior to the start of the Conference.
Place: Beethoven Room
Hilton Lac Leamy
3 Casino Boulevard
Gatineau, Quebec
Friday, June 23, 2017
11:20 a.m. MINISTERS' PRESS CONFERENCE
Place: Suzor-Côté Room
Hilton Lac Leamy
3 Casino Boulevard
Gatineau, Quebec

Media registration

Media representatives may register on site beginning at 10:45 a.m. on June 22, 2017, in front of the Beethoven Room, and at 11:15 on June 23, 2017, in front of the Suzor-Côté Room.

Media representatives who are unable to attend the ministers' press conference may attend by telephone. To participate, dial 1-866-206-0153 - code 7427102# and confirm with the operator that you wish to participate in the ministers' press conference on the Canadian Francophonie.

The Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie, created in 1994, is the only intergovernmental forum that brings together all the ministers responsible for the Canadian Francophone. The Conference works to make the Canadian Francophonie an open, vibrant, diverse community that contributes fully to the development of Canadian society. Visit the website of the Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie at www.cmfc-mccf.ca.

Contact Information:

Pierre Olivier Herbert
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
Media Relations
819-997-7788

Sylvie Painchaud
Acting National Coordinator
Ministerial Conference on the
Canadian Francophonie
506-292-3415
sylvie.painchaud@gnb.ca

Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca