Minister Fast to Meet with U.S. Officials and Businesses in Chicago

January 16, 2014 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, will travel to Chicago to meet with key U.S. officials and businesses to discuss the Canada-United States trade and economic relationship. At an event hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, he will discuss initiatives currently under way to strengthen the Canada-United States economic and security partnership with U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.

Event: Speech (open to media) and photo opportunity
Friday, January 17, 2014
11:45 a.m. CT
Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

Media representatives must confirm their attendance by contacting Samantha Skinner at 312-821-7507 or

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Rudy Husny
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade

Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
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