REVISED: Ministers and premiers meet to discuss Atlantic Growth Strategy

Media advisory

Halifax, NS  – March 1,  2019 — The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia will co-host a meeting of the Atlantic Growth Strategy Leadership Committee on Friday, March 1, 2019, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Ministers LeBlanc and Bains, and Premier McNeil will be joined by the Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and members of the Atlantic Leadership Committee:

The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development
The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health
The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Honourable Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island
The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Government of New Brunswick

Date:                  Friday, March 1, 2019
                 1:20 p.m. (AST)
                            Photo Opportunity (cameras only)

                            1:30 p.m. (AST)
                            News Conference
                            (Local media attending should arrive by‎
1:00 p.m. for the photo opportunity and news conference)

Location:           Pier 21
                            Chrysler Canada Pavilion
                            1055 Marginal Road
                            Halifax, Nova Scotia
                            B3H 4P7

Media can participate in the news conference in person or via teleconference. In both cases, journalists are required to register online by completing the following form:

Registration Website:
Registration PIN:  717753

The teleconference line will open at 1:15 p.m. (local); ‎1:45 p.m. (NDT); 12:15 p.m. (EDT). 

Toll-free number:

English line

A live video stream with the floor audio from the news conference will be available

·         On Periscope at:
·         Via Facebook Live at:


ACOA Media Relations
Elyse Hamel

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