Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

March 28, 2005 16:33 ET

AAFC/Media Advisory: Minister Mitchell to Announce New Measures to Address Canadian Farm Crisis


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FOR: AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD CANADA

MARCH 28, 2005 - 16:33 ET

AAFC/Media Advisory: Minister Mitchell to Announce New
Measures to Address Canadian Farm Crisis

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2005) - Minister of
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Andy Mitchell, will be making a series
of significant announcements on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 regarding new
measures to support Canadian farmers in all sectors. These
announcements will be made in Guelph and Mt. Brydges, Ontario, as well
as in Regina, Saskatchewan, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Guelph, Ontario

At a press conference, Minister Mitchell will announce all measures.
The Minister will be joined at the event by Guelph MP, Brenda
Chamberlain, caucus colleagues and industry representatives.



WHEN: Tuesday March 29, 2005
9:30 A.M. (EST)

Call in for media - listen only
1-888-265-0903
Passcode: 919810

WHERE: Cafeteria, Main Floor
AAFC/CFIA, Ontario Regional Office
174 Stone Road West, Guelph
Main Switchboard: 519-837-9400
(Directions from Highway 401- Take Highway 6 North (Hanlon
Expressway) to Stone Road. Turn right on Stone Road. Turn
right on Research Lane (first intersection after Canadian
Tire).

Mt. Brydges, Ontario

At a press conference, Rose-Marie Ur, MP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex,
caucus colleagues and industry representatives will join Minister
Mitchell to focus on measures to support farmers in the grains and
oilseeds sector.

WHEN: Tuesday March 29, 2005
12:00 P.M. (EST)

WHERE: Farm of Don and Bonnie Pilkington, Mt. Brydges
8201 Glendon Drive
From Highway 401, turn onto Highway 402 (Sarnia). From
Highway 402 West, take Middlesex County Road 14 west (Exit
82). Go west into Mount Brydges and straight through
intersection. The Pilkington Farm is the first farm on the
left, approximately 2 kilometres past the intersection.

Regina, Saskatchewan

At a press conference, Minister Mitchell will be joined by Minister
Ralph Goodale, for an announcement focused on measures to support
beef farmers.

WHEN: Tuesday March 29, 2005
4:30 P.M. (CST)

WHERE: Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza
Blue Lounge, 2nd Floor

Winnipeg, Manitoba

At a press conference, Minister Mitchell will be joined by industry
representatives for an announcement focused on measures to support
farmers raising other ruminants.

WHEN: Tuesday March 29, 2005
7:15 P.M. (CST)

WHERE: Greenwood Inn
Juniper Room, (main floor)
1715 Wellington Avenue


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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Media Relations
    1 866 345-7972 (Toll-free) or (613) 759-7972 (Local)
    or
    Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
    Elizabeth Whiting
    Press Secretary
    (613) 759-1059