Government of Canada to announce details of the new Regional Development Agency in British Columbia 

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Media Advisory - Surrey, B.C.

Surrey, British Columbia – August 4, 2021 – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, and Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (B.C.), will provide details of the new BC-focused regional development agency announced in Budget 2021.

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

Date:              Thursday, August 5, 2021

Time:             10:00 a.m. (PDT)

Location:       Simon Fraser University - Surrey Campus

                        SRYE atrium

                        10285 University Drive

                        Surrey, British Columbia

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 before 9:00 a.m. (PDT) on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

The event will also be broadcast live. Media may also join the event virtually via Zoom here:

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.


Ben Letts
A/Regional Communications Manager
Western Economic Diversification Canada

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