/R E P E A T -- Canada Economic Development - Invitation to the media - Media Advisory/

    SEPT-ILES, QC, Feb. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Jean-Pierre
Blackburn, Minister of Labour and Minister of Canada Economic Development,
will take the opportunity while addressing members and guests of the Chambre
de commerce de Sept-Iles to report on the recent recommendations of the
Côte-Nord Advisory Committee. These recommendations will serve to guide the
Minister in developing new initiatives or enhancing existing measures in
support of Quebec's regions.
    This Advisory Committee was given the mandate to conduct a diagnosis of
the economic situation in the region and advise Canada Economic Development
and its Minister on the directions and priorities that should be adopted to
further the region's development.

                    Date           :     Thursday, February 21, 2008

                    Time           :     12:00 p.m.

                    Location       :     Hôtel Gouverneur Sept-Iles
                                         Salle Avaugour
                                         666 Laure Sept-Iles Blvd.

    (*) Reservations required: (418-968-3488).

For further information:

For further information: Catherine Vallée, Communications, Canada
Economic Development, (514) 283-0368, Catherine.vallée@dec-ced.gc.ca;
Jean-Philippe Payment, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Jean-Pierre
Blackburn, Canada Economic Development, (819) 953-5646, Cell.: (613) 808-8309,
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
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