/ R E P E A T / - Minister Jean-Pierre Blackburn in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

    SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, QC, Dec. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Representatives of
the media are invited to a news conference during which the Honourable
Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Labour and Minister of Canada Economic
Development, will announce a budget allowance to stimulate the economy of the
Beauharnois-Salaberry Regional County Municipality (RCM) and create
sustainable employment in the area. This measure comes on the heels of the
decision by Goodyear to cease tire manufacturing activities at its
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield plant.
    The Minister will be accompanied on this occasion by
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Mayor Denis Lapointe, a representative of the
Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM and Marie Barrette, Director General of the Société
d'aide au développement des collectivités du Suroît-Sud.

                       Date:      Wednesday, December 19, 2007

                       Time:      1:00 p.m.

                       Location:  City Hall
                                  Council Chambers
                                  61 Sainte-Cécile St.

For further information:

For further information: Nathalie Jutras, Canada Economic Development,
(514) 283-2800, nathalie.jutras@dec-ced.gc.ca; Jean-Philippe Payment, Press
Secretary, Office of the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Canada Economic
Development, (819) 953-5646, jeanphilippe.payment@hrsdc-rhdsc.gc.ca; Canada
Economic Development is online at www.dec-ced.gc.ca. Subscribe to the Agency's
media advisories at
www.dec-ced.gc.ca/asp/SalleNouvelles/acces_personnalise.asp?LANG=EN to keep up
with the latest news.

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