Canada to Further Free Trade Agenda

(No. A/110 - November 16, 2009) The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, will speak on behalf of the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, at a press conference on Tuesday, November 17, 2009.

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of State (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec) and Nabil Barto, Jordan’s Ambassador to Canada, will also participate in the announcement.

Together, they will announce a furthering of Canada’s free trade agenda, and will take questions from the media.

Event: Joint press conference
Date:
November 17, 2009
Time:
10:15 a.m. EST
Location:
Commonwealth Room, Centre Block, Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario

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

Meagan Murdoch
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
613-773-1059

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