/R E P E A T/ - Major support for the economic diversification of the Côte-Nord region

    SEPT-ILES, QC, Jan. 16 /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 Government of Canada's funding of major projects aimed at
diversifying the Côte-Nord economy.

                      Date:      Friday, January 18, 2008

                      Time:      2:00 p.m.

                      Location:  Portail Pélagie-Cormier
                                 2nd floor
                                 1010 Promenade des Anciens
                                 Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec

For further information:

For further information: Claudie Lamontagne, Communications, Canada
Economic Development, (418) 722-3282, 1-800-463-9073, Cell: (418) 750-0995,
claudie.lamontagne@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
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www.dec-ced.gc.ca/asp/SalleNouvelles/acces_personnalise.asp?LANG=EN to keep up
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