Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

August 14, 2009 14:52 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada to Announce Initiatives to Help Canadian Pork Producers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2009) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture) and Jean-Guy Vincent, president of the Federation des producteurs de porcs du Quebec will be at the Canada Soils and Crops Research and Development Centre in Quebec, Quebec on Saturday, August 15, to announce investments to help hog farmers restructure or exit the industry, and to help the industry take advantage of new market opportunities.

Following the announcement, Minister Blackburn will be available to speak to media.

EVENT: Announcement and media availability

DATE: Saturday, August 15, 2009

TIME: 1:00 p.m. (local time)

LOCATION: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Soils and Crops Research and
Development Centre
2560 Hochelaga Boulevard
Quebec (Quebec)

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    The Office of the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn
    Sophie Doucet
    Press Secretary
    AAFC Quebec
    Manon Lavoie
    Regional Communications Officer
    Office: 418-648-3765
    Cell: 418-454-0574