Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

March 17, 2009 16:17 ET

Media Advisory/Government of Canada to Make Funding Announcement for Fibre Research to Help Farmers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2009) - The Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Wednesday, March 18, to announce funding for the Natural Fibres for the Green Economy Network (NAFGEN).

The NAFGEN's objective is to generate rapid economic growth, increase revenue for farmers and bring high quality jobs to rural Canada.

Following the announcement, MP Toews will be available to speak to media.



EVENT:
Announcement and media availability

DATE:
Wednesday, March 18

TIME:
10:00 a.m. (local time)

LOCATION:
Flax Canada 2015 Inc.
465-167 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    613-759-7972
    1-866-345-7972
    or
    AAFC Manitoba
    Richard Lavergne
    Senior Regional Communications Advisor
    204-983-4456
    Cell.: 204-792-2640