Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

August 17, 2007 16:01 ET

Media Advisory: Secretary of State Paradis to Announce Funding to Combat Disease in the Hog Sector

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2007) - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Secretary of State for Agriculture, on behalf of the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, will be in St-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage, on August 20, to announce funding to combat disease in the hog sector. The Secretary of State will be introduced by Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament for Lotbiniere-Chutes-de-la-Chaudiere.

Following the announcement, Mr. Paradis will be available to speak to the media. Hog industry representatives will also be present.



EVENT: Announcement and media availability

DATE: Monday, August 20

TIME: 2:00 p.m

LOCATION: Ferme Remy Laterreur
625 rang St-Joseph
St-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage, Quebec

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    613-759-7972
    1-866-345-7972
    or
    AAFC Quebec
    Dominique Fortin
    Senior Regional Communications Advisor
    418-648-7157
    Cell: 418-997-4625
    or
    Office of the Honourable Christian Paradis
    Mark Quinlan
    Director of Communications
    613-759-1107