Executive Council
Finance

March 21, 2018

Media Advisory: Budget 2018 Media Lock-In

A lock-in for Budget 2018 will be held for media representatives on Tuesday, March 27, in the Conference Centre, West Block, Confederation Building.

During the lock-in, media representatives will be provided with advance copies of the budget documents. A news conference with the Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, will also take place.

The agenda for the lock-in is as follows:

9:00 a.m.Lock-in area opens
9:15 a.m.Distribution of Budget 2018 documents
10:30 a.m.Department of Finance officials available to answer technical questions
11:00 a.m.News conference with Minister Osborne
1:55 p.m.Media representatives move to the House of Assembly

Members of the media may enter the lock-in at any time after 9:00 a.m. Upon entering, however, a person must remain in the lock-in until 1:55 p.m. Media representatives are reminded that wireless communications devices, such as mobile phones, are not allowed in the lock-in area. Those in the lock-in will be required to disable built-in wireless capability on other portable devices.

Accreditation forms must be completed and signed prior to entering the lock-in. Forms are available from Doris Walsh, Communications and Public Engagement Branch, Executive Council (709-729-3812/691-7478 or doriswalsh@gov.nl.ca). Completed forms must be returned no later than 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 23.

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Media contacts
Doris Walsh
Executive Council
709-729-3812, 691-7478
doriswalsh@gov.nl.ca

Marc Budgell
Finance
709-729-2477, 689-0430
MarcBudgell@gov.nl.ca

2018 03 21                              3:45 p.m.