Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

January 08, 2008 14:51 ET

Media Advisory: Secretary of State Paradis to Visit Spain and France

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 8, 2008) - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Secretary of State for Agriculture, will travel to Spain and France from January 9 to 15, 2008.

Secretary of State Paradis will be in Madrid from January 9 to 11, where he will be meeting with Spanish industry representatives to promote investment in Canada and enhance scientific collaboration between the two countries. He will also attend a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture for the region of Castilla y Leon, Ms. Silvia Clemente Municio.

While in Paris from January 14 to 15, Mr. Paradis will attend meetings with the Ministry of Agriculture to discuss issues of interest to both governments. The Secretary of State will also be meeting with representatives and beneficiaries of Europe's LEADER+ program, an initiative designed to help rural actors consider the long-term potential of their local region.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    613-759-7972
    1-866-345-7972
    or
    Office of the Secretary of State
    Mark Quinlan
    Director of Communications
    613-759-1107