Minister Valcourt Leads Trade Mission to Dominican Republic and Haiti

August 31, 2012 - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie), along with the Honourable Rob Merrifield, Chair of the Standing Committee on International Trade, will lead a trade mission to the Dominican Republic and Haiti on behalf of International Trade Minister Ed Fast from September 2 to 7, 2012.

Twenty organizations, primarily from the infrastructure and agri-food sectors, will be participating in this trade mission, which is part of the government’s commitment to promoting Canadian business abroad, to creating jobs and prosperity at home and to supporting Canada’s continued engagement in the Americas.

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A backgrounder follows.

For further information, media representatives may contact:

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

Andréa Richer
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie)
613-790-3637

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-996-2000
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Backgrounder - Canada Trade Mission to Dominican Republic and Haiti: List of Participating Organizations

  1. Ædifica Inc., Montréal, Quebec
  2. BGC Engineering Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia
  3. D. I. Jenkins & Associates Inc., Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  4. Dynamic Air Shelters Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
  5. Geninov Inc., Montréal, Quebec
  6. Groupe IBI/DAA Inc., Montréal, Quebec
  7. Groupe Lépine International, Inc., Montréal, Quebec
  8. Haven Timber Homes Ltd., Lac La Hache, British Columbia
  9. HG Environnement, Blainville, Quebec
  10. K-Line Insulators Limited, Toronto, Ontario
  11. LED Roadway Lighting Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia
  12. Ministère des Relations internationales, Québec, Quebec
  13. Moloney Electric Inc., Toronto, Ontario
  14. Pars Intermodal Inc., Montréal, Quebec
  15. PoleCo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  16. Saint John Port Authority, Saint John, New Brunswick
  17. SNC Lavalin International Inc., Montréal, Quebec
  18. Stark International Inc., New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
  19. Terra Vista Ltd., Glovertown, Newfoundland and Labrador
  20. WE-Supreme, Red Deer, Alberta