Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

February 19, 2010 17:14 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, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 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.

Announcement and media availability

Monday, February 22

11:00 a.m. (local time)

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 contacting Mrs. Lili Germain at 819-762-0774, or by email at

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

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

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

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 of the Minister responsible for Indian Affairs and
    Minister responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region
    and the Nord-du-Quebec region
    Helene Sauvageau
    Press Secretary