Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

July 10, 2008 09:41 ET

Media Advisory: Annual Conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture in the City of Quebec

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be co-chairing, with Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard, the annual conference of federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Agriculture in the city of Quebec, from July 10-11.

Ministers will endorse the Growing Forward policy framework and discuss issues affecting Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector. They will be available to speak to media following their meeting.



EVENT: Photo opportunity and media availability with
federal, provincial and territorial Ministers
of Agriculture

DATE: Friday, July 11

TIME: 12:00 p.m. - Photo opportunity (ceremonial signing of
Growing Forward agreement by Ministers)
12:25 p.m. - News conference

LOCATION: Loews Le Concorde Hotel
Borduas Room
1225 Cours du General De Montcalm
Quebec, Quebec


Accredited media representatives who wish to participate by teleconference can call 1-888-265-0464. The conference ID number is 55179094.

Media representatives who plan to attend the news conference on-site, please confirm with AAFC media relations at 1-866-345-7972 or mediar@agr.gc.ca by Friday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.

To listen to the news conference live online, please go to the following Website www.agr.gc.ca/webcasts.

(i) Please note the time is subject to change. Only media representatives who have registered in advance with AAFC Media Relations will be notified of potential time changes.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    613-759-7972
    1-866-345-7972
    or
    The Office of the Honourable Gerry Ritz
    Margaux Stastny
    Press Secretary
    613-759-1059
    or
    The Office of the Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries
    and Food (MAPAQ)
    Jack Roy
    Press Secretary
    418-380-2525