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PREMIER'S OFFICE--PM to Address Atlantic Vision Conference

Prime Minister Jean Chretien will speak at the Atlantic Vision
Conference, taking place Oct. 9-10 in Moncton, N.B.

Premier Frank McKenna announced today, on behalf of Newfoundland
Premier Brian Tobin, Prince Edward Island Premier Pat Binns and
Nova Scotia Premier Russell MacLellan, that the prime minister
will be the keynote speaker at the conference's closing luncheon
on Friday, Oct. 10.

The two-day conference is designed to help identify the building
blocks for a new Atlantic economy.   

"We are pleased that Prime Minister Chretien has accepted our
invitation to speak at this important event," Premier McKenna
said.  "By developing a focused Atlantic vision, we are working
toward self-sufficiency, which is positive for our region and for
all of Canada." 

Other federal representatives at the conference will include
federal Industry Minister John Manley, who will be keynote
speaker at the Thursday luncheon; Solicitor General Andy Scott;
Veterans Affairs and ACOA Minister Fred Mifflin; Labour Minister
Lawrence MacAulay, and Senator Al Graham, leader of the
government in the Senate.  

The Atlantic Vision website was launched today on the World Wide
Web. The site -- --contains the
conference agenda, news releases, media accreditation information
and biographies of the four Atlantic premiers.


Contact: For media inquiries,
         Patrick Lacroix
         N.B. Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism

         For logistics and accreditation information,
         Howie Trainor
         Communications New Brunswick

NOTE TO EDITORS: Media accreditation is required prior to the
conference. Nova Scotia media may contact:
         Sheliah Bennett or Carla Burns
         Communications Nova Scotia

ngr                 September 30, 1997                 12:05 pm