Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

March 04, 2009 17:55 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Ritz to Make Announcement for Assistance for Livestock Producers Affected by Flooding

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake James Bezan, will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Thursday, March 5, to announce federal assistance for livestock producers affected by flooding.

Manitoba Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, Rosann Wowchuk, will also be participating.

Following the announcement, Minister Ritz and Minister Wowchuck will be available to speak to media.

EVENT: Announcement and news conference

DATE: Thursday, March 5

TIME: 1:30 p.m. (local time)

LOCATION: The Greenwood Inn and Suites
Maple Leaf B Room
1715 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba

North American Dial-In: 1-888-265-0464
International/Local Dial-In: +1-613-954-4096
Conference ID: 88803732

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    AAFC Manitoba
    Richard Lavergne
    Senior Regional Communications Advisor
    Office: 204-983-4456
    Cell: 204-792-2640