Minister Fast Visits Latin America

Minister Fast and Primer Minister Stephen Harper

Photos of Minister Fast

April 20, 2012

Minister Fast wrapped up a four-country visit to the Americas from April 11-20, by highlighting to participants at the first G-20 trade ministers meeting in Mexico, Canada’s pro-trade plan for jobs, growth and long-term prosperity and value as a trading partner.

In Chile, he signed an agreement to amend the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement and noted that since the original agreement was implemented, bilateral trade has more than tripled and investment has quadrupled.

In Colombia and Peru, Minister Fast highlighted how recently implemented free trade agreements between Canada and the two countries–Colombia’s in 2011, Peru’s in 2009–have shown clearly how deeper trade benefits workers, businesses and families.

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