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Media Advisory: Annual Conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture in the City of Quebec

Media Advisory: Annual Conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture in the City of Quebec

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/10/08 -- Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be co-chairing, with Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard, the annual conference of federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Agriculture in the city of Quebec, from July 10-11.

Ministers will endorse the Growing Forward policy framework and discuss issues affecting Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector. They will be available to speak to media following their meeting.

EVENT:    Photo opportunity and media availability with
          federal, provincial and territorial Ministers
          of Agriculture

DATE:     Friday, July 11

TIME:     12:00 p.m. - Photo opportunity (ceremonial signing of
          Growing Forward agreement by Ministers)
          12:25 p.m. - News conference

LOCATION: Loews Le Concorde Hotel
          Borduas Room
          1225 Cours du General De Montcalm
          Quebec, Quebec

Accredited media representatives who wish to participate by teleconference can call 1-888-265-0464. The conference ID number is 55179094.

Media representatives who plan to attend the news conference on-site, please confirm with AAFC media relations at 1-866-345-7972 or [email protected] by Friday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.

To listen to the news conference live online, please go to the following Website www.agr.gc.ca/webcasts.

(i) Please note the time is subject to change. Only media representatives who have registered in advance with AAFC Media Relations will be notified of potential time changes.

Contacts:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Media Relations
613-759-7972
1-866-345-7972

The Office of the Honourable Gerry Ritz
Margaux Stastny
Press Secretary
613-759-1059

The Office of the Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries
and Food (MAPAQ)
Jack Roy
Press Secretary
418-380-2525

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