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Webcast Alert: Maple Leaf Foods Inc. 2005 Annual & Special Meeting

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 20, 2005–Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
(TSX:MFI) will hold the Company’s Annual Meeting for shareholders and
report its financial results for the first quarter on April 28, 2005
at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. The results will be released by CCN Matthews
newswire service.

What:   Maple Leaf Foods' 2005 Annual & Special Meeting and First
         Quarter Results

Who:    G. Wallace F. McCain, Chairman
        Michael H. McCain, President & Chief Executive Officer

When:   April 28, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern

Where:  Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, 250 Front Street West,
         Toronto, Ontario

How:    Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to webcast link
         http://events.startcast.com/events/91/B0001

If you are unable to participate, the webcast will be archived at
the address above and will also be available on the Company’s website
at www.mapleleaf.com shortly after the close of the Annual Meeting.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading Canadian food processing
company committed to delivering quality food products to consumers
around the world. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the Company
employs approximately 23,000 people at its operations across Canada,
and in the United States, Europe and Asia. The Company reported sales
of $6.4 billion in 2004.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX:MFI)

CONTACT: Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
Jeanette Jones
Director of Communications
(416) 926-2013
jonesjl@mapleleaf.ca