Media Advisory - Minister of the Environment to visit Washington, D.C.

    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are
advised that Canada's Environment Minister, the Honourable John Baird, will
travel to Washington D.C. from Wednesday, April 11 to Friday, April 13 to
discuss North American and global environmental issues and cooperation on
environmental issues with Administration officials and Congressional members.
    During his visit, the Minister will be making an announcement related to
the international Coalition against Wildlife Trafficking.


    Event:       Coalition Against Wildlife Trafficking. News Conference and
                 photo opportunity.

    Date:        Thursday, April 12, 2007
    Time:        11:00 a.m. EST
    Location:    Washington National Zoo, (Sloth Bear Habitat),
                 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008.

    Event:       Canadian media call-back
    Date:        Friday, April 13, 2007
    Time:        4:00 p.m. EST
    Location:    Canadian Embassy, Press Briefing Centre,
                 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,Washington DC, 20001,

    Media phone-in:
    North American dial-in number: 1-888-265-0903
    International dial-in number: 613-954-9003
    Passcode: 416239

    (Egalement offert en français)

For further information:

For further information: Eric Richer, Press Secretary, Office of the
Minister of the Environment, (819) 997-1441; Environment Canada Media
Relations, (819) 934-8008, 1-888-908-8008

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