Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

November 19, 2007 15:51 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Ritz Visiting Rome and Brussels

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2007) - The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, will travel to Italy and Belgium for meetings from November 17 to 24, 2007.

Minister Ritz will be in Rome from November 18 to 20, where he will address the 34th session of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference. Minister Ritz will also be meeting with Ministers of Agriculture from other countries to discuss issues of importance to Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector, including international trade, food safety and quality, and the growing biofuels industry.

While in Brussels from November 21 to 23, Minister Ritz will attend meetings to discuss trade and investments in Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    Office of the Honourable Gerry Ritz
    Patrick J. McCloskey
    Press Secretary