Minister Van Loan Promotes Canada’s Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Industry with Arturo S. Elias, President and Managing Director of General Motors of Canada

(No. A/34 – February 22, 2010) The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade, and Arturo S. Elias, President and Managing Director of General Motors of Canada, will tour the National Research Council (NRC) Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation in Vancouver on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. The tour will promote Canada’s fuel cell and hydrogen industry.

Minister Van Loan and media will test-drive GM’s new Chevy Equinox SUV and explore the National Research Council’s role in supporting partnerships to research, develop and test new technologies.

Event: Site visit and media availability
Date:
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Time:
9:00 a.m. PT; departure by hydrogen buses from B.C. International Media Center at Robson Square; meeting point, main Media Center entrance, security screening section
9:45 a.m. PT; arrival at NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation
10:00 a.m. PT; media availability
Location:
NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation, 4250 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C.

For more information, please contact:

Monika Bujalska
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of International Trade
613-992-9304

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-996-2000