Reminder - Minister of State Gosal to Hold Pre-Budget Talks and Discuss How Small and Medium-sized Businesses Will Benefit from Deeper Canada-India Economic Ties

February 15, 2012 - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on behalf of the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, will provide an update on progress to date toward a Canada-India free trade agreement, as the fourth round of trade negotiations takes place this week in Delhi. The update will be given in Brampton, Ontario, on February 16, 2012, as Minister of State Gosal tours Brar Sweets’ Ontario Impex manufacturing facility.

Minister of State Gosal will also lead a discussion on how small and medium-sized businesses will benefit from deeper Canada-India trade and investment ties. In addition, he will hold a pre-Budget consultation and highlight the Government of Canada’s commitment to deepening Canada’s trade ties with India to provide economic benefits to Canadian workers and their families.

Event: Facility tour, photo opportunity and media availability
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. ET
Location: Ontario Impex of Canada Ltd. (Brar Sweets), 19 Victoria Crescent, Brampton, Ontario

For more information, please contact:

Jenny Van Alstyne
Office of the Minister of State (Sport)
819-635-6732
jenny.vanalstyne@pch.gc.ca

Rudy Husny
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
613-992-7332

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-996-2000
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