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Canada’s Premiers to Meet in Victoria July 11-12, 2022

Press Release

VICTORIA, June 14, 2022 – As Chair of the Council of the Federation, British Columbia Premier John Horgan will host the 2022 Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers on July 11 and 12 at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria.

Media Accreditation

Media representatives who wish to cover the 2022 Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers must register online at https://events.eply.com/2022Media. Media must register by July 4, 2022 . Individuals will be screened to ensure they are official media representatives.

Media Accommodation

Media are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A limited block of rooms is available at the Coast Victoria Hotel and Marina (146 Kingston Street, Victoria, BC).

  • Standard room rate: $279/night
  • Reservation deadline for group rate: Thursday, June 23
  • To make a reservation, please click here or call (250) 360-1211 and quote group code “COF 2022 – Media Rooms.”

Media Centre

A media centre will be set up in the Crystal Ballroom, located on the Main Level of the Fairmont Empress on Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12. A unimic will be available in this location. The room will be equipped with internet access and power outlets.

Preliminary Media Program (All times and events are to be confirmed)

Monday, July 11

7:00 a.m. Media registration and media centre open
Crystal Ballroom, Main Level, Fairmont Empress
2:45 p.m. Media availability
Crystal Ballroom, Main Level, Fairmont Empress
3:00 p.m. Photo op at opening session of Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers
Main Level, Fairmont Empress
6:00 p.m. Media centre closes

Tuesday, July 12

7:00 a.m. Media registration and media centre open
Crystal Ballroom, Main Level, Fairmont Empress
8:00 a.m. Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers resumes
10:30 a.m. Media availability
Crystal Ballroom, Main Level, Fairmont Empress
2:30 p.m. Closing news conference
Crystal Ballroom, Main Level, Fairmont Empress
5:00 p.m. Media centre closes

A meeting of Premiers and Indigenous leaders will be held on Monday, July 11 at Songhees Wellness Centre, Victoria, British Columbia. Details about this meeting will be issued by the Government of British Columbia.

The Council of the Federation comprises all 13 provincial and territorial Premiers. It enables Premiers to work collaboratively, form closer ties, foster constructive relationships among governments, and show leadership on important issues that matter to Canadians.

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Media enquiries may be directed to:

Lindsay Byers
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier, Government of British Columbia
(778) 678-5539
[email protected]

Paola St-Georges
Manager, Events and Communications
Council of the Federation Secretariat
(343) 961-5811
[email protected]

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