Ministers Sajjan, Guilbeault, Wilkinson, and Hajdu to Provide an Update on the 2024 Wildfire Season


Ottawa, Ontario – Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada and Minister responsible for FedNor, as they provide an update on the forecast for the 2024 wildfire season.

Prior to the press conference, Government of Canada officials will host an embargoed media technical briefing to provide an update on the seasonal outlook for wildfires. Journalists will have the opportunity to ask questions to officials attending in a “for attribution” capacity.

All information and documents provided during the technical briefing will remain under embargo until the end of the ministerial press conference. 

  1. Media Technical Briefing (in-person and via Zoom)
    Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
    Time: 10:00 a.m. (EDT)
    Location: Room 325, Wellington Building,
    180 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

    Notes for media
    :
    • Simultaneous translation audio feed will be available. Participation in the question and answer portion of the technical briefing is in person or via Zoom and is for accredited members of the Press Gallery. Media who are not members of the Press Gallery may also contact pressres2@parl.gc.ca to request temporary access.
    • Media who wish to listen-in by phone can dial in by using the numbers below. Media are encouraged to dial-in 15 minutes before the start of the press conference. No questions will be taken via teleconference.
    • Participant dial-in numbers: 1-866-206-0153/613-954-9003
    • Access Code: 7874140#
       
  2. Ministerial Press Conference (In-person event and via Zoom)
    Date: 
    Wednesday, April 10, 2024
    Time: 11:30 a.m. (EDT)
    Location: Room 325, Wellington Building,
    180 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

    Notes for media
    :
    • Simultaneous translation audio feed will be available. Participation in the question-and-answer portion of this event is in person or via Zoom and is for accredited members of the Press Gallery only. Media who are not members of the Press Gallery may contact pressres2@parl.gc.ca to request temporary access.
    • Media who wish to listen-in by phone can dial in by using the numbers below. Media are encouraged to dial-in 15 minutes before the start of the press conference. No questions will be taken via teleconference.
    • Participant dial-in numbers: 1-866-206-0153/613-954-9003
    • Access Code: 3514767#



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