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Media Advisory: Governments of Canada and Ontario Encourage Agricultural Innovation amongst Processors and Producers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2012) - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Ontario Agriculture Minister Ted McMeekin will be in Toronto on Friday, November 30, to open an AgriProcessors/Producers' Summit being jointly hosted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. About 40 processors and producers from across Canada are gathering together to discuss how to develop a more effective and efficient supply chain.

Prior to speaking, both ministers will do a walkabout of an Innovation Showcase being held in conjunction with the Summit. The showcase will feature exhibitors displaying innovations in food processing.

Media are invited to follow the ministers as they tour the showcase, to listen to them speak, and to ask questions afterwards. The remainder of the Summit will be closed to the media.



EVENT:
Opening of AgriProcessors/Producers' Summit

DATE:
Friday, November 30

TIME:
8:30-9 a.m. Ministers will tour the exhibits of the Innovation Showcase
9 a.m. Ministers will speak

LOCATION:
DoubleTree Hotel
655 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
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
jeffrey.english@agr.gc.ca


Margaret Boyd
Regional Communications Officer
AAFC Ontario Region
Office: 226-217-8193
Cell: 519-831-3550


Susan Murray
OMAFRA Communications
519-826-3145


Amber Anderson
Press Secretary
The Office of the Honourable Ted McMeekin
416-326-6439

 

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