Executive Council

April 03, 2017

Media Advisory: Budget 2017 Media Lock-In

A lock-in for Budget 2017 will be held for media representatives on Thursday, April 6, 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 Cathy Bennett, 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 2017 documents
            11:00 a.m. News conference with Minister Bennett
            12:30 p.m. Lunch
            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 2:00 p.m. Media representatives are reminded that wireless communications devices, such as mobile phones and BlackBerrys, 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 Branch, Executive Council, 729-3812, 691-7478. Media representatives are requested to complete these forms and return them by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 4.

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Media contacts:

Doris Walsh
Executive Council
709-729-3812, 691-7478
Tansy Mundon
709-729-6830, 693-1865

2017 04 03                              2:15 p.m.