Government of Canada to Make Announcement for Atlantic Lobster Industry

Ottawa, Ontario, February 26, 2009 - Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament for West Nova, on behalf of Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, will be in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, on Friday, February 27, to announce a new federal investment for the Atlantic lobster industry.

Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore-St-Margaret's, and Nova Scotia Provincial Minister of Health and Acadian Affairs Chris D'Entremont, will also be in attendance.

Following the announcement, MPs Kerr and Keddy and Minister D'Entremont will be available to speak to the media.

Announcement and news conference

Friday, February 27

3:00 p.m. (local time)

Yarmouth Wharf
78 Water Street
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

For more information:

Media Relations
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Ottawa, Ontario

Janet Connor
Senior Regional Communications Advisor
AAFC Atlantic
Office: 902-566-7314
Cell: 902-802-9727