Government of Canada to announce support for African swine fever prevention and preparedness in Canada

Media advisory

August 25, 2022 – Quebec City, Quebec - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be at le Centre de développement du porc du Québec to make an announcement on measures being taken by the Government of Canada to prevent the introduction of African swine fever into Canada.

The Minister will be joined by Rick Bergmann, President of the Canadian Pork Council and Sylvain Fournaise, Board Member and Past Chair of the Canadian Meat Council and Vice-President of Food Safety and Technical Services for Olymel.

There will be a media Q&A session immediately following the announcement.

Date

August 26, 2022

Time

10:30 a.m. (EDT)

Location for on-site participation

Centre de développement du porc du Québec (CDPQ)
Place de la Cité, tower Belle Cour, office 450
2590 Bd Laurier
Quebec City, QC G1V 4M6

Use entry #2 beside La Voie Maltée restaurant

Access by video conference or telephone line (for media only)

Please contact the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Media Relations team to register and obtain instructions.

Contacts

Marianne Dandurand
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
marianne.dandurand@agr.gc.ca
343-541-9229

Media Relations
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
1-866-345-7972
aafc.mediarelations-relationsmedias.aac@agr.gc.ca
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