Federal and Provincial Governments to Announce Growing Forward Programs for Farmers in Quebec

Ottawa, Ontario, April 26, 2009 - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture), together with Laurent Lessard, Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, will be in Sainte-Croix, Quebec, on Monday, April 27, to announce the signing of the bilateral Growing Forward agriculture policy agreement and the new programs available under this framework.

Following the announcement, Ministers Blackburn and Lessard will be available to speak to media.

Event:
Announcement and media availability

Date:
Monday, April 27

Time:
10 a.m. (local time)

Location:
Lorka Farm
109 Petit-Village
Sainte-Croix, Lotbinière Quebec

For more information:

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

Natalie Boileau
Press Secretary
The Office of the Honourable
Jean-Pierre Blackburn
613-992-1870
Cell: 613-697-1845