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

    SHAWINIGAN, QC, Jan. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Representatives of the media are
invited to a news conference during which the Honourable Jean-Pierre
Blackburn, Minister of Labour and Minister of Canada Economic Development,
will announce the upcoming organization of a business event intended to
further the economic diversification of the Mauricie region.

                    Date:        Tuesday, January 22, 2008
                    Time:        1:00 p.m.
                    Location:    Cité de l'Energie
                                 Salon Desjardins
                                 1000 Melville Ave.
                                 Shawinigan, Quebec

For further information:

For further information: Lyne Montpellier, Communications, Canada
Economic Development, (819) 371-5182, 1-800-567-8637,
lyne.montpellier@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
with the latest news.

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