Government of Canada to announce details of the new Regional Development Agency for the Prairies 

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Media Advisory - Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg, Manitoba – August 4, 2021 – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, will provide details of the new Prairies-focused regional development agency announced in Budget 2021.

Minister Joly will be joined by the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, and Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

Date:               Thursday, August 5, 2021

Time:              1:30 p.m. (CDT)

Location:        Smart Factory at the Skilled Trades and Technology Centre

                        Red River College

                        2055 Notre Dame Ave

                        Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J9

Given the limited number of seats, members of the media who want to attend this news conference in person must confirm their presence by writing to by 3:00 p.m. (CDT) on Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

The event will also be broadcast live, and it is possible to participate by registering at the following link:

Upon registration, a confirmation email from Zoom will indicate the event begins at 10:00 a.m. (PDT). Please note that the prairies-focused announcement will begin at 1:30 p.m. (CDT).


If you are attending virtually, please ensure your name and media outlet are identified on your screen

IMPORTANT: Anyone attending the news conference in person must not present any symptoms similar to those of COVID-19 and must not have been in contact with anyone who has received a positive diagnosis within the last 14 days. Facemasks must be worn and all public health guidelines must be respected at all times.


Western Economic Diversification Canada
Media Relations

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