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The National Assembly offers services to the media to facilitate their work off-site or inside Assembly buildings, including the Parliament Building.

The Assembly allows camera crews in its buildings on certain conditions. People or bodies are also allowed to meet with the media at the Parliament Building on certain occasions.

Press Accreditation

Media representatives wishing to attend a press conference or cover an activity in the buildings of the National Assembly must first obtain accreditation.

Accreditation gives access to

  • press conferences and briefings as well as activities open to the media that take place in the rooms and buildings of the National Assembly, including the following press conference rooms:
    • Room 1.131 (salle Bernard-Lalonde) in the Parliament Building
    • Room 1.30 in the Pamphile-Le May Building
  • protocol ceremonies open to the public

Location of the National Assembly’s press conference rooms

All accredited media representatives, whether or not members of the Press Gallery, must observe the rules for media access inside the buildings of the National Assembly.

Accreditation may be permanent or temporary (for a specific activity) and is issued after the usual verifications.

Permanent Accreditation

The Press Gallery grants permanent accreditation to media representatives who meet specific criteria.

For more information:

  • Telephone: 418-643-1357

Temporary Accreditation

Only recognized representatives of recognized media can obtain temporary accreditation.

To obtain accreditation:

  • Email: accreditations@assnat.qc.ca
  • Telephone: 418-643-1357
  • In person, during regular office hours:

    Service aux courriéristes parlementaires
    Édifice André-Laurendeau
    1050, rue des Parlementaires, 1st floor, room 2.25
    Québec

See the André-Laurendeau Building on the plan of the parliamentary buildings

Requests for an Interview with the President of the Assembly, a Member or a Minister

To request an interview with

  • the President or an employee of the Assembly, call Communications and Educational Programs Directorate
  • a minister, contact the minister’s press secretary
  • a Member, contact the Member’s office

See list of MNAs in office

Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)

The buildings of the National Assembly have several Wi-Fi hotspots for laptop computers. The Assembly does not provide any technical support for this service.

Audio and Video Links

Media representatives can obtain audio and video links to send interviews, reports or features from the buildings or grounds of the Assembly.

To obtain the links, contact the Debate broadcasting service.

Video Excerpts

In the Audio and Video section (French only) of its website, the Assembly broadcasts

  • the sittings of the Assembly and the parliamentary committees
  • press conferences and briefings
  • certain special events (swearing-in of the Cabinet, educational activities at the Assembly, etc.)
  • television series, such as Mémoires de députés.

Certain video productions may be viewed and downloaded after their live broadcast.

The Assembly may also digitally transmit video archives of parliamentary proceedings or other activities on request.

To order a video excerpt

Services Reserved for Members of the Press Gallery

The Québec Parliament Press Gallery groups together the representatives of about 20 media organizations that have access to services such as the distribution of documents (bills, briefs presented in parliamentary committee, committee reports, etc.), messenger services and documentation.

To join the Press Gallery

  • Telephone: 418-643-1357

Obtaining Clean Audio or Video Feeds from the Assembly

Members of the Press Gallery and, on certain conditions, other media representatives may have access to clean feeds transmitted by the Assembly during the audio and video recording of parliamentary proceedings and various activities held in its buildings.

The Assembly transmits up to six audio and video feeds simultaneously.

To obtain this free service, contact the Debate broadcasting service.

  • Telephone:
    • Québec City area: 418-644-5482 or 418-644-5488
    • Toll-free: 1-866-337-8837

Filming

The Assembly allows camera crews into the parliamentary buildings on certain conditions.

In general, the filming must have to do with parliamentarism, politics, history or a related subject, and consist in

  • shooting scenes for a documentary
  • films
  • interviews
  • public affairs programs

The parliamentary buildings may only be used as decor in an appropriate context. The Assembly must pre-authorize each filming activity.

To request authorization, contact Communications and Educational Programs Directorate.

Meeting with the Media at the Parliament Building

The Assembly does not have a press conference room for groups or members of the public to meet with the media. However,

  • a group or a member of the public testifying before a parliamentary committee may briefly meet with the media outside the committee room afterwards
    • the Assembly does not, however, provide any equipment
  • a group or a member of the public invited to a protocol activity at the Parliament Building or accompanying a Member giving a press conference there may address the media

Such meetings must not interfere with decorum or security.

Information and Requests for Interviews or Filming

Contact Communications and Educational Programs Directorate.

Contacting the Press Gallery

Québec Parliament Press Gallery
Édifice André-Laurendeau
1050, rue des Parlementaires
1er étage, bureau 2.25
Québec (Québec)  G1R 5J1
Telephone: 418-643-1357
Fax: 418-643-4151

 

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