October 22, 2017

Minister of Finance to Deliver Fall Economic Statement

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau will table the Fall Economic Statement (FES) in the House of Commons on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

The Department of Finance will be holding a lock-up prior to the tabling of the FES. The lock-up will end when a designated Department of Finance official in the lock-up announces that the embargo is lifted, at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Entry to the media lock-up is restricted to journalists accredited through the Parliamentary Press Gallery. To register and for more information on accreditation, contact Marc Fortier, A/Manager, Multi-Media Events, Parliamentary Press Gallery, at 613-992-6517 or marc.fortier@parl.gc.ca.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Room 415
Wellington Building
180 Wellington Street

Times (all times local)

Recommended arrival: 1:30 p.m.
Embargoed reading begins: 2:00 p.m.

Embargo Procedures

Media representatives should present themselves at the entrance of Room 415 at 180 Wellington for the embargoed reading, starting around 1:30 p.m.

Media will be asked to sign an undertaking to respect the embargo prior to being allowed entry into the briefing room. They will be asked to hand in their mobile phones, BlackBerrys and other communication devices and will not be allowed to leave, or communicate with anyone outside the lock-up, at any time prior to the announcement of the lifting of the embargo inside the lock-up.  

Wi-Fi will be available in the lock-up once the embargo is lifted at around 4:00 p.m. after the Minister rises in the House of Commons and tables the FES.

Department of Finance officials will be available in the lock-up to answer questions on a deep background, not-for-attribution basis only (no quotes or references to government officials, as outlined in the undertaking).

The embargo will be in place until the designated Department of Finance official announces it is lifted in the lock-up after the Minister stands in the House of Commons and tables the FES.

Media may contact:

Chloé Luciani-Girouard
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Finance

Media Relations
Department of Finance Canada

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