/R E P E A T -- Media advisory - A major business event for Mauricie entrepreneurs/

    SHAWINIGAN, QC, Feb. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development and
the SADC Centre-de-la-Mauricie are pleased to invite representatives of the
media to Business Contact, a Government of Canada initiative designed to help
guide business leaders through their entrepreneurial undertakings.
    Business Contact will be an opportunity for participants to take part in
a series of conferences on topics ranging from the economic diversification of
the Mauricie region to new market development. A Business Forum and various
networking activities will also be featured items on the day's schedule of

                 Date:       Tuesday, February 19, 2008

                 Time:       beginning at 7:30 a.m.

                 Location:   Espace Shawinigan
                             1882 Cascades St.

    Please note that the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Labour
and Minister of Canada Economic Development, will take part in the following

    9:15 to 9:25 a.m.        Opening speech

    9:35 to 10:00 a.m.       Media briefing (centre de rendez-vous)

    10:00 to 10:15 a.m.      Meeting with participants on the Business Floor

    10:15 to 10:30 a.m.      Interview with Business Forum animator Denise
                             Poirier (interactive sound stage)

For further information:

For further information: Nathalie Jutras, Communications, Canada
Economic Development, (514) 283-2800, nathalie.jutras@dec-ced.gc.ca;
Jean-Philippe Payment, Press Secretary; Office of the Honourable Jean-Pierre
Blackburn, Canada Economic Development, (819) 953-5646,
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
with the latest news.

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