Government of Canada to announce details of FedNor’s agency status

Media advisory

Sudbury, ON, August 9, 2021 —Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for FedNor, will make a historic announcement regarding the Government of Canada’s Budget 2021 commitment to make FedNor a standalone regional development agency for Northern Ontario. The announcement will be made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedNor.

Parliamentary Secretary Sheehan will be available to answer questions from the media following the announcement.

Date:               Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Time:              10:00 a.m.

Location:        Science North (outdoor patio)
100 Ramsey Lake Rd
Sudbury, ON

The event will also be streamed live via Zoom. Media may join the event virtually by following this link prior to the start of the news conference. Due to technical limitations, this live stream session will not be interactive. Media attending virtually are encouraged to send in their questions following the presentation to the media contacts below.

Please note that physical distancing and mask protocols will be in place as per current Province of Ontario public health measures.


Catherine Mounier-Desrochers
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages

Barclay Babcock
Communications Officer

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