Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

August 14, 2009 15:15 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2009) - Member of Parliament Larry Miller (Agriculture Committee Chair) with MP Gary Schellenberger, on behalf of Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, will be in Shakespeare, Ontario, 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, MP Miller 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: Clare Schlegel (hog farm)
1614 Perth Line 34, R.R.#1
Shakespeare, Ontario
Phone: 519-662-6186
Cell: 519-580-6761


Traveling from Kitchener: Travel on Highway 7 & 8 past New Hamburg, watch for the green 911 signs, the farm is at # 1614, just past road 102, between New Hamburg and Shakespeare, on the right hand side of the road.

Traveling from the West or Stratford area: Travel on Highway 7 & 8, through Shakespeare, watch for the green 911 signs, the farm is at # 1614, between road 104 & road 102, turn left into farm laneway.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    AAFC Ontario
    George Abraham
    Senior Regional Communications Advisor
    Cell.: 519-818-6337