CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

January 05, 2007 18:00 ET

CIDA/Media Advisory: Minister Verner to Announce Canadian Development and Accelerated Reconstruction Initiatives in Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 5, 2007) - The Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of International Cooperation and Minister for La Francophonie and Official Languages, will hold a news conference to announce increased Canadian support for UNICEF as well as accelerated reconstruction initiatives in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Madame Verner will be accompanied by the Honourable Michael Fortier, Minister of Public Works and Government Services.

Participating in the news conference with Minister Verner will be Mr. Nigel Fisher, President of UNICEF Canada, and Ms. Helene Kadi, the Canadian International Development Agency's Director of Development with the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar, Afghanistan.



DATE: Monday, January 8, 2007

TIME: 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION: UNICEF Montreal Regional Office
Windsor Station - Suite C21
1100 de la Gauchetiere West
Montreal, Quebec

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of International Cooperation
    Nicole Lascelle
    Director of communications
    819-953-6238
    or
    Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    Media Relations Office
    819-953-6534
    info@acdi-cida.gc.ca
    http://www.cida.gc.ca (electronic version of document)