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

    THETFORD MINES, QC, March 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Representatives of the media
are invited to a news conference during which the Honourable Christian
Paradis, Secretary of State for Agriculture and Member of Parliament for
Mégantic-L'Erable, will announce on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Pierre
Blackburn, Minister of Labour and Minister of Canada Economic Development, the
awarding of funding to the Centre de technologie minérale et de plasturgie

              Date:       March 27, 2008

              Time:       11:00 a.m.

              Location:   Centre de technologie minérale et de plasturgie
                          671 Frontenac Blvd. W, Door 8
                          Thetford Mines, Quebec

For further information:

For further information: Guylaine Beaudoin, Communications, Canada
Economic Development, (418) 648-4679, Cell.: (418) 580-8215,
guylaine.beaudoin@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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