Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

March 26, 2014 13:37 ET

Media Advisory: Ministers Ritz and Raitt to Make Important Announcement, Officials to Hold Technical Briefing on Government of Canada Measures to Get Commodities to Market

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 26, 2014) - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transport Minister Lisa Raitt will be available to the media today at 4:00 pm. Media availability will take place in the Foyer of the House of Commons.

Members of the media are also invited to a joint Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Transport Canada (TC) and Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) media briefing via teleconference at 3:15 p.m. Senior government officials will be available to answer technical questions.

EVENT:
Media availability and technical briefing
DATE:
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
TIME:
1. Media availability with Ministers Gerry Ritz and Lisa Raitt: 4:00 p.m.
2. AAFC-TC-CGC joint media technical briefing with senior government officials: 3:15 p.m. (EDT)

CALL-IN DETAILS:

Please register in advance for the technical briefing by contacting AAFC Media Relations. Dial-in numbers and passcode will be sent by email to registered participants. A copy of supporting documents will be sent to registered participants prior to the start of the technical briefing. Simultaneous translation of the technical briefing will be offered in English and French.

Contact Information

  • Jeff English
    Director of Communications
    Office of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz
    613-773-1059

    Media Relations
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
    613-773-7972
    1-866-345-7972

    Ashley Kelahear
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
    Minister of Transport
    613-991-0700

    Media Relations
    Transport Canada, Ottawa
    613-993-0055