Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

November 05, 2007 16:20 ET

Media Advisory: The Government of Canada to Announce Funding for Biodiesel Production

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2007) - Ted Menzies, Member of Parliament for Macleod, on behalf of the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, will be in Aldersyde (30 minutes south of Calgary) on Tuesday, November 6, to announce funding for Western Biodiesel Inc. under the ecoAgriculture Biofuels Capital Initiative (ecoABC).

Mr. Menzies will be available to speak to media following the announcement.



EVENT: Announcement and media availability

DATE: Tuesday, November 6

TIME: 12:00 p.m. (local time)

LOCATION: Construction site for the Western Biodiesel Inc. plant
Aldersyde, Alberta


Directions from Calgary: Take Highway 2 South to Aldersyde Road, and then turn west. Turn south onto 2A at the intersection (there is a large tent). The event will take place at Abild's Industrial Park located just before the Cargill Foods meat packing plant. (Maps are available by calling Media Relations.)

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    613-759-7972
    1-866-345-7972
    or
    AAFC Alberta
    Nadia Andersen
    Regional Communications Officer
    Office: 780-495-4115
    Cell: 780-232-5275