Minister Fast's Official Visits and Events - 2011
Official Visits and Events
2011-12-09 - Minister Fast travels to Europe December 9-17 to promote two-way benefits of Canada-European Union Trade Agreement, and to attend the Eighth WTO Ministerial Conference.
2011-11-10 - Minister Fast travels to Honolulu, Hawaii from November 10 to 13 to participate in the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting.
2011-11-02 - Minister Fast led a trade mission to India from November 3-9, 2011, to deepen Canada-India trade and investment ties.
2011-10-31 - Minister Fast delivered a keynote address at a luncheon organized by the Vancouver Board of Trade where he reiterated Canada's commitment to deepening Canada's trade relationships in high-growth Asian markets.
2011-10-21 - Minister Fast announces funding for 99 organizations and promotes Canada as an investment destination of choice.
2011-10-18 - Minister Fast visits Washington, D.C., to reinforce the strong Canada-U.S. relationship, and how free and open trade is the best way to create jobs and economic growth in both our countries.
2011-10-18 - Minister Fast made a trade visit to China October 7-14 to drive Canada’s success in key priority market.
2011-09-30 - Minister Fast traveled to Japan and Indonesia September 30 to October 3, 2011 to help strengthen Canada’s trade and investment ties with Asia.
2011-09-30 - On September 26, Minister Fast signed the Canada-Kuwait Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). This agreement will encourage two-way trade and investment by providing greater predictability and certainty for investors.
2011-09-30 - On behalf of Minister Fast, Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), highlights Canada’s strong economic fundamentals and investment advantages during California visit.
2011-09-30 - Minister Fast visits Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island to meet with business leaders and discuss benefits that a trade agreement with the European Union will bring to East Coast businesses and workers.
2011-08-31 - Minister Fast reaffirms Canada’s support for the sealing industry by highlighting World Trade Organization challenge of unjust EU ban on Canadian seal products.
2011-08-18 - Minister Fast announced that four Canadian aerospace and defence associations will receive nearly $300,000 to help their sectors compete globally.
2011-08-18 - Minister Fast participated in a round table with members of the Canada China Business Council in Toronto to discuss ways to boost Canada’s trade with world’s second-largest economy.
2011-08-16 - Minister Fast addressed the Economic Club of Canada highlighting how international trade benefits Canadian families, and reiterating the government’s commitment to deepening and broadening Canada’s trading relationships.
2011-08-15 - Agreement demonstrates our government’s commitment to creating good new jobs and economic growth for Canadian families, workers and businesses.
2011-08-03 - Minister Fast visits Optilume Engineered Light Corporation to discuss benefits of recent trade mission he led to Brazil.
2011-08-02 - Canada makes major progress in trade negotiations with the European Union. An agreement with the potential to boost two-way trade could be reached by 2012.
2011-08-02 - Minister Fast participated in a round table in Vancouver on July 13, where he discussed job-creating trade with Chinese business leaders and employers.
2011-07-07 - Minister Fast will lead a round-table discussion organized by the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vancouver, on July 11, following his meeting with Indo-Canadian business leaders in Mississauga July 7.
2011-07-07 - Minister Fast went to Pickering to tour the production facility of Komtech Enterprises Ltd. on July 6, 2011.
2011-06-23 - Minister Fast took advantage of his first international visit to open doors for Canadian companies and promoted trade, investment and economic growth.
2011-06-16 - Minister Ed Fast announces Canada will move quickly to reintroduce implementing legislation for Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement.
2011-06-13 - Minister Ed Fast delivers inaugural keynote address at B2B Forum and holds bilateral meeting with Mexico's Secretary of the Economy, Bruno Ferrari.
2011-06-08 - Minister Fast participated in a roundtable on business prospects between Canada and India and discussed how the two countries can work together to create jobs and opportunities.
2011-06-02 - Minister Fast met with Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov in Ottawa on the occasion of the IEC Meeting -Canada's most important forum for bilateral exchanges on trade and investment issues with Russia.
2011-06-02 - Minister Fast launched the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's 2011 International Trade Day with a keynote address, his first as Canada's Minister of International Trade.
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