Reminder: International Trade Minister Ed Fast to Highlight Canada’s World-Class Mining Sector at PDAC Annual Convention

March 1, 2013 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, will address mining industry officials and make an announcement related to trade and investment at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)’s annual trade convention in Toronto on March 3 and 4, 2013.

On Sunday, March 3, Minister Fast will speak at a forum on corporate social responsibility to an audience of key business and civil society stakeholders and foreign officials.

Event: Speech (open to media), photo opportunity and media availability.
Date:
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Time:
9 a.m. ET
Location:
Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Room 803, Toronto, Ontario

On Monday, March 4, Minister Fast, joined by officials from Cameroon and Zambia, will make an important announcement related to the Harper government’s pro-trade and pro-investment plan.

Event: Speech (open to media), photo opportunity and media availability.
Date: Monday, March 4, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. ET
Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto, Grand West Room (Franco-Mines conference), Lower Concourse, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

On Monday, March 4, Minister Fast will speak at the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s “Growing Your Business in Challenging Times” workshop.

Event: Speech (open to media), photo opportunity and media availability.
Date: Monday, March 4, 2013
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: Radisson Plaza Mississauga Toronto Airport, 175 Derry Road East, Mississauga, Ontario

For more information or to schedule an interview, please 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
rudy.husny@international.gc.ca

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