/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - The governments of Canada and British Columbia support French-language postsecondary education/

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The governments of Canada and British Columbia support Francophones in British Columbia.

VANCOUVER, BC, May 24, 2022 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will take part in a press conference Wednesday. She will be joined by Kelli Paddon, Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for Chilliwack–Kent; Yvon Laberge, President of Collège Éducacentre; Kevin Hall, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Victoria; and Dr. Joël Castonguay-Bélanger, head of the French department at the University of British Columbia and board member of the Centre de la Francophonie.

They will announce significant funding for French-language postsecondary education, which will support the vitality of Francophone communities in British Columbia.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

Journalists who wish to attend the conference in person must confirm their participation by sending their full name and the name of the media outlet they represent to media@pch.gc.ca by 4 p.m. ET on May 24, 2022.

ACTIVITY:

News conference

DATE:

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

TIME:

9:15 a.m.

PLACE:

The Peña Room, Room 301, Level 3
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia



COVID-19 Notice: Journalists wishing to attend the press conference must wear a mask. A vaccine passport is required. In addition, journalists must not have any symptoms similar to those of COVID-19 or have been in contact with a person who has received a positive diagnosis in the last 14 days.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

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