Finance Ministers Meeting, December 14-15, 2006, Vancouver, British Columbia

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The following Notice to the Media has just been posted on the Finance Canada Site ..

December 12, 2006

The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, will meet with provincial and territorial finance ministers and treasurers December 14–15, 2006, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The meeting will take place at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, 999 Canada Place.

December 14–15

Finance ministers will begin with a working dinner on the evening of December 14, and continue their discussions on December 15.

The meeting will provide ministers an opportunity to discuss priorities for their upcoming budgets and other shared priorities.

Photo opportunities will be held at the start of the working dinner on December 14 (at approximately 7:20 p.m.) as well as at the start of the meeting on December 15 (at approximately 8:50 a.m.).

A microphone will be available for ministers in Room 19 & 20, Level 2, of the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, for their use throughout the meeting.

Media Working Room

A media working room will be located in Room 18, Level 2, of the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The media working room will be open on Thursday, December 14, from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Friday, December 15, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please be aware that workspace will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Media requiring installation of their own telephone lines in the media working room should contact:

Dan Wood, Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre at 604-647-7323 or by e-mail at

For further information:

Eric Richer
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Finance

David Gamble
Media Relations
Department of Finance

SOURCE: Dept. of Finance Site


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