/R E P E A T -- Media advisory - International cruise development in Quebec/

    SEPT-ILES, QC, Aug. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - While on tour of three cities in
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 news conferences will be held at the following times and locations:

    Havre-Saint-Pierre           Sept-Iles              Baie-Comeau
    Wednesday,                   Thursday,              Thursday,
    August 20, 2008              August 21, 2008        August 21, 2008

    Time: 2:00 p.m.              Time: 9:30 a.m.        Time: 2:00 p.m.

    Location:                    Location:              Location:
     Centre multifonctionnel      Club nautique          Hôtel Le Manoir
     de Havre Saint-Pierre        385 Arnaud St.         Bar Terrasse
     Portail Pélagie-Cormier      Sept-Iles              8 Cabot Ave.
     1010 Promenade des Anciens                          Baie-Comeau

For further information:

For further information: Claudie Lamontagne, Communications, Canada
Economic Development, (418) 722-3282 or 1-800-463-9073,
claudie.lamontagne@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
www.dec-ced.gc.ca/asp/SalleNouvelles/acces_personnalise.asp?LANG=EN to keep up
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