Minister Ritz to Make Announcement for Assistance for Livestock Producers Affected by Flooding
Ottawa, Ontario, March 4, 2009 - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake James Bezan, will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Thursday, March 5, to announce federal assistance for livestock producers affected by flooding.
Manitoba Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, Rosann Wowchuk, will also be participating.
Following the announcement, Minister Ritz and Minister Wowchuck will be available to speak to media.
Announcement and news conference
Thursday, March 5
2:30 p.m. (local time)
The Greenwood Inn and Suites
Maple Leaf B Room
1715 Wellington Avenue
Call in details:
North American Dial-In: 1-888-265-0464
International/Local Dial-In: +1-613-954-4096
Conference ID: 88803732
For more information:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Senior Regional Communications Advisor