June 8, 2009
No. A/58

Minister Day to Speak at Conference of Montreal

The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, will speak on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at the 15th annual International Economic Forum of the Americas/Conference of Montreal.

Minister Day will highlight the recent launch of negotiations toward a comprehensive economic partnership agreement between Canada and the European Union, and how such an agreement is a priority for Canada. Following his speech, the Minister will hold a joint media availability with Catherine Ashton, European Commissioner for Trade.

Event: Speech (open to media)

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Time: 9:00 a.m. EDT

Location: Westmount-Outremont Ballroom, Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, 900 de la Gauchetière West, Montreal, Quebec

Event: Joint media availability

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Time: 11:00 a.m. EDT

Location: Fontaine G, Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, 900 de la Gauchetière West, Montreal, Quebec

Media representatives unable to attend in person and wishing to participate by phone are asked to contact the International Trade Media Relations Office at 613-996-2000 to obtain the call-in number and passcode.

For more information, please contact:

Mélisa Leclerc
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
613-992-6186

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-996-2000
www.internationaltrade.gc.ca