Ahead of Federal Throne Speech, Canada’s Premiers to Hold News Conference in Ottawa on September 18, 2020

Notes for Media
Journalists who wish to cover the news conference on-site must confirm with Ewan Sauves by email. A maximum of 3 cameras (pool cameras) will be allowed; those will make the feed available to all media outlets. The number of photographers allowed will also be limited and they must register beforehand and obtain a confirmation email. Please contact Ewan Sauves, ewan.sauves@mce.gouv.qc.ca, (514) 585-4451, for organization and booking details.

Livestream and Dial-in Information
Media representatives who are unable to attend the news conference can watch it online via livestream in the language delivered. The livestream will be available at:


Journalists can dial in to listen and ask questions to the Premiers. Dial-in information:

Local: (613) 244-1334
Toll-free: 1-855-453-6962
Pass code: 5650112#

Interested media are asked to dial in by 12:45 pm ET on Friday, September 18.

COVID-19 Hotel Security Guidelines

At this time, the hotel main front doors are the only point of entry for the Fairmont Château Laurier. Each person entering the lobby must go through the hotel security desk to answer a COVID-related questionnaire and have their temperature taken. They must also wear a mask at all times when in public areas.

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:

Ewan Sauves
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
Government of Québec
(514) 585-4451
Thaïs Martín Navas
Manager, Events and Communications
Council of the Federation Secretariat
(343) 961-5811