Harper Government to make important announcement

Vancouver, British Columbia, June 6, 2013 -Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will make an important announcement at the State Agriculture and Rural Leader'-Legislative Ag Chairs Summit to defend Canadian industry and jobs.

Representatives from the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) and the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) will also be in attendance.

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

EVENT:
News Conference

DATE:
Friday, June 7

TIME:
12:00 p.m. (Ottawa time)
09:00 a.m. (Vancouver time)

LOCATION:
Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel
Bristol Room
Vancouver, British Columbia

CALL-IN DETAILS:
North American Dial-In: 1-877-413-4814
International/Local Dial-In: +1-613-960-7526
PassCode: 3293203

For more information:

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

Jeff English
Press Secretary
The Office of the Honourable Gerry Ritz
613-773-1059