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Reminder - International Trade Minister Fast to Make Announcement on Canada-European Union Free Trade Negotiations

(No. A/83 - October 19, 2011) The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, will make an announcement on the progress of the current round of Canada-European Union free trade negotiations on Thursday, October 20, 2011.

Following Minister Fast’s announcement, Canada’s Chief Trade Negotiator Steve Verheul and his European counterpart, Mauro Petriccione, will provide a background briefing to media. The background briefing will not be for attribution.

Members of the media will have the opportunity to take photos of Minister Fast with the chief trade negotiators.

Event: Announcement, background briefing and photo opportunity
Thursday, October 20, 2011
3:30 p.m. ET
Cadieux Auditorium, Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

For more information, please contact:

Rudy Husny
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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