/R E P E A T -- Canada Economic Development - Media Advisory - Major investments in Iles-de-la-Madeleine/

    GASPE, QC, Aug. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Kicking off a tour that will bring him
from Iles-de-la-Madeleine to the Côte-Nord region, the Honourable Jean-Pierre
Blackburn, Minister of Labour and Minister of Canada Economic Development,
will meet with representatives of the media to report on the Support
Initiative for International Cruise Development along the St. Lawrence and
Saguenay Rivers.
    The Minister will also take the opportunity on this occasion to announce
major investments in the Iles-de-la-Madeleine port and airport on behalf of
the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and

              Date:       Tuesday, August 19, 2008

              Time:       10:00 a.m.

              Location:   CTMA Vacancier cruise ship lounge
                          Port de Cap-aux-Meules

For further information:

For further information: Karina Gagnon, Communications, Canada Economic
Development, (418) 368-6048, or 1-866-368-0044, karina.gagnon@dec-ced.gc.ca;
Nadia Marceau, Office of the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Canada Economic
Development, (514) 496-1282, nadia.marceau@dec-ced.gc.ca; Canada Economic
Development is online at www.dec-ced.gc.ca. Subscribe to the Agency's media
advisories at
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