Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

August 20, 2007 15:40 ET

Media Advisory: Secretary of State Paradis to Announce Funding for Quebec's Emerging Biofuels Industry

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 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 Longueuil, Quebec, on August 21, to announce funding for Quebec's emerging biofuels industry under the Biofuels Opportunities for Producers Initiative.

Following the announcement, Mr. Paradis will be available to speak to the media. Representatives from the Conseil pour le developpement de l'agriculture du Quebec will also be present.

EVENT: Announcement and media availability

DATE: Tuesday, August 21

TIME: 9:30 a.m

LOCATION: Maison de l'UPA, salle de conseil
555, boulevard Roland-Therrien
Longueuil, Quebec

Contact Information

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