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Reminder - Joint Media Availability: Federal and Ontario Ministers Working Together to Help Small Businesses Expand in Europe

October 12, 2012 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and the Honourable Brad Duguid, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development and Innovation, will be joined by Dan Kelly, President of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, to kick off Small Business Week on October 15, 2012.

The Government of Canada continues to work with provincial and territorial partners to conclude a Canada-EU free trade agreement. Ministers Fast and Duguid will focus on the economic gains that access to this huge market could bring to entrepreneurs and small businesses in communities across Ontario.

Event: Company tour, speeches (open to media), photo opportunity and media availability
Monday, October 15, 2012
9:15 a.m. ET
Mellow Walk Footwear, 17 Milford Ave., Toronto, Ontario

For more information, please contact:

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

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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Brianna Ames
Office of the Honourable Brad Duguid

Brigitte Marleau
Communications Branch
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation