Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

July 31, 2008 16:29 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Ritz to Make an Announcement for Tobacco Growers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, accompanied by Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and Elgin-Middlesex-London Member of Parliament Joe Preston, will be in Delhi (about 45 minutes southeast of London), on Friday, August 1, to make an announcement for tobacco growers. Dave MacKenzie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament for Oxford, and local Members of Parliament, Bev Shipley, and Dave Van Kesteren, as well as members of the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers' Marketing Board will also be in attendance.

Following the announcement, Minister Ritz, Minister Finley and MP Preston will be available to speak to media.



EVENT: Announcement and media availability

DATE: Friday, August 1

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Delhi Tobacco Exchange Auction
162 Argyle Street
Delhi, Ontario

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    613-759-7972
    1-866-345-7972
    or
    AAFC
    Dominique Fortin
    Senior Regional Communications Advisor
    Cell: 418-997-4625