Government of Canada

01/25/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/25/2017 14:16

Federal ministers and Atlantic premiers to announce new initiatives under the Atlantic Growth Strategy

Halifax, Nova Scotia, January 25, 2017 - The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, together with the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia, announced today that they will host an Atlantic Growth Strategy meeting on Friday, January 27, 2017, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Minister Brison and Premier McNeil will be joined by the Honourable Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick; the Honourable Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island; the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard; the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food; the Honourable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement; and the Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Date: Friday,January 27, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. - Photo opportunity with Atlantic premiers and federal ministers
(media should arrive by 9:00 a.m.)

1:00 p.m. - News conference (media should arrive by 12:45 p.m.)

Location: Old Orchard Inn
153 Greenwich Road S
Wolfville, NS

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: 242948

The teleconference line will open at 12:45 p.m.:

Toll-free number: 613-960-7526 / 877-413-4814
Passcode: 7080354

A live video stream with the floor audio from the news conference will be available on Periscope at:

For further information, please contact:

Robert Bourgeois
Communications Coordinator, Public Affairs and Media Relations
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Tel: 506-851-6773
Fax: 506-851-7403
TTY: 1-877-456-6500
Email: [email protected]