Ottawa, Ontario

The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, will tour Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador from November 4 to 7, 2021. The Minister will meet with community and business leaders to discuss the needs of rural communities and federal support for rural economic development.

Media should contact Alex Howell at the coordinates below to join in the following events or to request an interview.

Tour of Eden Valley Poultry
Minister Hutchings will tour this local business, owned by the producers who supply it with chickens and turkeys from their family farms, and discuss the importance of agriculture as a driver of rural economic development.

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. (AT)

Roundtable with the Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce
Minister Hutchings will join local business owners for a roundtable discussion on how the federal government can help rural businesses grow and thrive.

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Time: 3:30 p.m. (AT)

Meeting with Karen Foster
Minister Hutchings will join Dr. Foster, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Rural Futures for Atlantic Canada at Dalhousie University, to discuss the importance of research and data in supporting economic development in rural communities.

Date: Friday, November 5, 2021

Time: 12:30 p.m. (AT)

Appearance at the Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador Annual Conference
Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador President Amy Coady-Davis and Federation of Canadian Municipalities President Joanne Vanderheyden will join Minister Hutchings for a discussion on federal support for rural communities in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021

Time: 2:00 p.m. (NT)

Alex Howell

Director of Communications

Office of the Minister of Rural Economic Development


Media Relations

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada