THETFORD MINES, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 26, 2011) - Representatives of the media are invited to a news conference during which the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture), will make an important announcement for communities in the Amiante RCM.

Date:Friday, May 27, 2011
Time:9:30 a.m.
Location:SADC de l'Amiante
1035 Notre-Dame Street East
Thetford Mines, Quebec

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Contact Information:

Guylaine Beaudoin
Communications
Canada Economic Development
418-648-4679
guylaine.beaudoin@dec-ced.gc.ca

Benoit Fortin
Special Assistant, Communications
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Canada Economic Development
819-997-3319
benoit.fortin@dec-ced.gc.ca