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Media Advisory: The Government of Canada, the Government of Nunavut and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association to make historic announcement on marine conservation in Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound.

Press Release

August 8, 2017       Parks Canada

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, the Honourable Joe Savikataaq, Nunavut’s Minister of Environment and P.J. Akeeagok, President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, will be in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, to make a historic announcement related to marine conservation in Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound.

Multiple activities will be organized during the day as part of this announcement.

Parks Canada can facilitate travel for media interested in covering this event in person. ‎If you plan on covering this event in-person, please contact Mélissa Larose at 418-803-6536 or by email at [email protected]

A technical briefing, followed by activities to learn more about conservation, opportunities to talk to experts on various subjects as well as a live streaming of the Pond Inlet event, will be organized at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario to provide more information on the announcement. Participants will be able to join via teleconference. For more information, please contact Marie-Hélène Brisson at 613-797-2730 or by email at [email protected] (All interviews done as part of the Ottawa event will be under embargo until 10:30 a.m.)

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:

Pond Inlet, Nunavut:

Date:                          August 14, 2017
Time:                         10:30 a.m.
Location:                  Community Hall
Pond Inlet, Nunavut

Ottawa, Ontario:

Time:                         9 a.m.
Media who wish to attend in person are asked to arrive at 8:40 a.m.
Teleconference:       Bilingual line: 1-866-206-0153 / access code: #5434879
English line: 1-877-413-4814 / access code: #7021114
French line: 1-866-805-7923 / access code: #3018204
Location:                  Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod St.
Ottawa, Ontario


Information and RSVP:

Marie-Pascale Des Rosiers
Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
[email protected]

Marie-Hélène Brisson
Manager, Ministerial Events and Liaison
Parks Canada Agency
[email protected]

Media Relations
Parks Canada Agency
[email protected]


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