Minister Fast Meets Chicago Mayor

Photo (left to right): Minister Fast and Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago.

January 17, 2014 - Chicago, Illinois - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, meets Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago and former White House chief of staff, during a visit to the windy city.

The Minister and the mayor discussed the strong commercial ties between Chicago and Canada —Canadian-owned businesses operating in the Chicago area directly employ more than 24,000 Illinoisans.

Minister Fast invited the mayor to lead a trade mission to Canada and highlighted Canada’s numerous investment advantages and rock-solid economic fundamentals.

Minister Fast, along with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, is in Chicago today to discuss the productive commercial relationship between Canada and the United States and to advance the Beyond the Border Action Plan. In addition, the Minister is holding a number of high-level private and public sector meetings to advocate for Canadian businesses and encourage U.S. investments in Canada.

For more information, please see Minister Fast Visits Chicago.

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For further information, media representatives may contact:

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

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