OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada's Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development Maryam Monsef will be in Guelph to tour the University of Guelph and meet with community leaders, and to visit an organic farm in New Hamburg to discuss issues affecting women in rural communities.
For more information, or to arrange an interview with the Minister, please contact the Office of the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development at the information below.
Date: Friday, February 21st, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Minister Monsef tours the University of Guelph's Bovey Teaching Greenhouse to learn about agricultural research projects and precision farming.
Note: Media are welcome to join the tour of the Greenhouse.
University of Guelph - E. C. Bovey Building
Teaching Greenhouse Building
601 Gordon Street (Media should use the entrance and parking area off the South Ring Road)
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Minister Monsef meets with representatives of the Rural Ontario Institute to discuss their rural research work.
University of Guelph
Gosling Research Institute for Plant Preservation
Room 1473, E.C. Bovey Building
601 Gordon Street
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Minister Monsef participates in a roundtable with regional rural mayors and chambers of commerce to discuss economic development priorities and opportunities, and to gain input into the design of the new Universal Broadband Fund.
Wellington County Council Chambers
74 Woolwich Street
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Minister Monsef tours the YWCA Cambridge.
55 Dickson Street
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Minister Monsef tours Pfennings Organic Farm to discuss challenges faced by women in rural communities.
1209 Waterloo Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
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For further information: Alex Howell, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, 613-862-7245, [email protected]