Press and Information Service
42 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 2C9
1 613 562 3704
Representatives of Canadian media organizations are asked to contact the Press Service exclusively. Representatives with accreditation in Europe and representatives of French media organizations must contact the Press and Communications Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, which is the only organization authorized to respond to such inquiries (Tel: 011-33-1-43-17-53-53).
The Press Service communicates France’s official positions on various matters to the Canadian media.
It also responds to questions from the Canadian press about events in France, as necessary.
It acts as the intermediary for all contact between the media and the Ambassador.
It works to represent contemporary France in all its aspects—institutional, economic, scientific, cultural, social, and sport-oriented—on its website and, upon request, through more specific documents.
Finally, it reports to the Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs on the way that major news issues are addressed by the Canadian media, the image of France that they present, and the evolution of the media landscape. It draws support from a network of roughly a dozen agents—press attachés and webmasters—across Canada.