Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

January 22, 2008 19:25 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Ritz to Hold Media Teleconference

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 22, 2008) - The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, will hold a media teleconference from Queretaro, Mexico on January 23, 2008.

Minister Ritz is in Mexico this week to strengthen bilateral relations, promote growth in both countries under the North American Free Trade Agreement and improve market access opportunities for Canadian producers.

Today, Minister Ritz held a press conference with his Mexican counterpart, Mr. Alberto Cárdenas Jimenez, Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), following a meeting where they discussed ways to enhance cooperation on agriculture and agri-food issues of mutual interest.

EVENT: Media teleconference

DATE: Wednesday, January 23

TIME: 4:30 p.m. (EST)

Media representatives who wish to participate can call 1-888-265-0464. The conference ID number is 32166610.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations