Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

July 10, 2008 17:02 ET

Media Advisory/UPDATED TIME: Annual Conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture in the City of Quebec

The time for this event has changed. The complete and corrected version follows.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be co-chairing, with Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard, the annual conference of federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Agriculture in the city of Quebec, from July 10-11.

Ministers will endorse the Growing Forward policy framework and discuss issues affecting Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector. They will be available to speak to media following their meeting.

EVENT: Photo opportunity and media availability with
federal, provincial and territorial Ministers
of Agriculture

DATE: Friday, July 11

NEW TIME: 10:30 a.m. - Photo opportunity (ceremonial signing of
Growing Forward agreement by Ministers)
11:00 a.m. - News conference

LOCATION: Loews Le Concorde Hotel
Borduas Room
1225 Cours du General De Montcalm
Quebec, Quebec

Accredited media representatives who wish to participate by teleconference can call 1-888-265-0464. The conference ID number is 55179094.

Media representatives who plan to attend the news conference on-site, please confirm with AAFC media relations at 1-866-345-7972 or by Friday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.

To listen to the news conference live online, please go to the following Website

(i) Please note the time is subject to change. Only media representatives who have registered in advance with AAFC Media Relations will be notified of potential time changes.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    The Office of the Honourable Gerry Ritz
    Margaux Stastny
    Press Secretary
    The Office of the Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries
    and Food (MAPAQ)
    Jack Roy
    Press Secretary