Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

February 19, 2010 14:35 ET

Media Advisory: Governments of Canada and Quebec Investing in the Agriculture Sector in Abitibi-Temiscamingue

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2010) - Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture) Mr. Jean-Pierre Blackburn, and Mr. Pierre Corbeil, Minister responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region and Minister responsible for the et Nord-du-Québec region and Member of the National Assembly for Abitibi-Est will be in Abitibi-Temiscamingue on Monday, February 22, to make an announcement in support of the agriculture sector in Abitibi-Temiscamingue.

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

EVENT: Announcement and media availability
DATE: Monday, February 22
TIME: 11:00 a.m. (local time)
LOCATION: Conférence régionale des élus de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue (CRÉAT)
  170 Principale Street
  Room 102
  Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec

It will be also possible to attend this activity by means of the videoconference at the following locations. Please confirm your attendance by 4 p.m. on February 19, 2010 by phoning Mrs. Hélène Bourret at 418-380-2100, ext. 3495, or by email at

Amos: 22 Principale Nord Street, Room 200 (J9T 2K6)

La Sarre : 6 - 8e East Avenue (J9Z 1N6)

Val d'Or : 650 Centrale Avenue (J9P 1P8)

Ville-Marie : 21 Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Street, Room 209 (J9V 1X8)

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    Office of the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn
    Sophie Doucet
    Press Secretary
    Office: 613-608-3252
    Cell: 613-608-3252
    Office of the Minister responsible for the
    Abitibi-Temiscamingue region and Minister responsible
    for the Nord-du-Quebec region
    Aline Sauvageau
    Constituency Office Manager and Political Attache