Media representatives are invited to
attend a press conference during which Mr. John Cannis, Parliamentary
Secretary to the Honourable John Manley, Minister of Industry and Minister
responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), will announce the awarding
of a major contract to MacDonald Dettwiler Space and Advanced Robotics Ltd
(MD Robotics) of Brampton, Ontario.

This agreement will allow for the continuation of Canada’s contribution to
the International Space Station and will create many jobs in Canada in the
fields of engineering and robotics.

The event will take place: Tuesday, June 27, 2000

9:45 a.m.

MD Robotics

9445 Airport Road, Brampton, Ontario

A guided tour of MD Robotics facilities and a technical briefing will be
held immediately after the press conference.

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For more information:

Caroline Lavallée

Senior Communications Officer

Canadian Space Agency

Tel.: (450) 926-4370

Cell: (514) 943-6808

E-mail: caroline.lavallee@space.gc.ca