Ministers Fast and Baird Meet Canadian Business Leaders in Davos

Left Side (front to back):
John Beck, Chairman and CEO, Aecon Group Inc.; Donald Lindsay, President and CEO, Teck Resources Limited; the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade; Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird; Monique Leroux, Chair of the Board, President and CEO, Desjardins Group; Mark Wiseman, President and CEO, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; and Kim Samuel-Johnson, Owner and Director, The Samuel Group of Companies

Right Side (front to back):
Peter Munk, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Barrick Gold Corporation; John Manley, President and CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives; Pierre Beaudoin, President and CEO, Bombardier Inc.; Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company; Steve Williams, President and CEO, Suncor Energy Inc.; and Charles Sirois, Chair of the Board, CIBC

January 24, 2014 - Davos, Switzerland - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meet with Canadian business leaders at the World Economic Forum (WEF). During a round-table session, the ministers heard Canadian business leaders’ perspectives on the policy tools, regulatory frameworks and trade agreements that will help their companies succeed at home and in global markets.

The ministers highlighted how the Government of Canada continues to increase Canada’s competitiveness and economic strength by implementing ambitious trade-expansion plans, including an agreement-in-principle on the Canada-European Union trade agreement.

The WEF is an annual meeting that brings together the world’s top decision makers from government, business and civil society. This year’s meeting is taking place in Davos, Switzerland, from January 22 to 25.

For more information, please see Ministers Fast and Baird Promote Canada’s Economic Leadership at World Economic Forum.

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Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade

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