Human Resources and Social Development Canada

Human Resources and Social Development Canada

April 23, 2008 11:28 ET

Media Advisory: Human Resources and Social Development Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, will meet with Elaine L. Chao, the U.S. Secretary of Labor, and Javier Lozano Alarcon, Mexico's Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare as part of the North American Agreement on Labour Cooperation (NAALC) ministerial council meeting.

The NAALC is one of two parallel agreements to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

The three Ministers will be attending a luncheon event organized by the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) following the meeting.

They will be available to answer questions from the media after their speeches.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.



DATE: Thursday, April 24, 2008

TIME: 1 :00 p.m.

PLACE: Chateau Laurier
Laurier Room
1 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Contact Information

  • Human Resources and Social Development Canada
    Media Relations Office
    819-994-5559
    or
    Office of Minister Blackburn
    Michael Winterburn
    Director, Parliamentary Affairs and Communications
    819-953-5646