Government of Canada to announce important news for Canadian beef producers

Ottawa, Ontario, January 19, 2012 - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast will be in Spruce Grove, Alberta, on Friday, January 20, to announce important news for Canadian beef producers.

There will be a teleconference line available for media from across Canada to participate.

EVENT:
News conference

DATE:
Friday, January 20

TIME:
10:00 AM (local time)

LOCATION:
Lewis Farms
27115A Township Road 524
Spruce Grove, Alberta

Directions from Edmonton:
From Highway 16A west, turn south on Century Road and go approximately 3 km, then turn east on highway 628. There will be signs for Lewis Farms located on the right hand side of the highway.

CALL IN DETAILS:
North American Dial-In: 1-877-413-4814
International/Local Dial-In: +1-613-960-7526
PassCode: 6552854
Conference Title: News conference with Ministers Ritz and Fast

For more information:

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

Heather Holmen
Senior Regional Communications Advisor
AAFC Alberta
Office: 780-495-5524
Cell: 780-232-5275

Rudy Husny
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
613-992-7332

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