Minister Fast to Promote Canada’s Commitment to Energy Security, Economic Prosperity and Environmental Responsibility in New York City and Washington, D.C.

March 11, 2013 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, will travel to New York City and Washington, D.C., from March 11 to 14, 2013.

Minister Fast will meet with influential business leaders and potential U.S. investors to promote the Harper government’s commitment to capitalizing on natural resource development to create jobs and growth in both countries. On March 13, he will highlight Canada’s investment advantage as he opens a major investment conference.

Event: Speech (open to media) and media availability
Date:
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Time:
9 a.m. ET
Location:
Columbus Room, 10th floor, Time Warner Center, 60 Columbus Circle, New York City, New York

Minister Fast will then travel to Washington, D.C., on Thursday, March 14, where he will deliver a keynote address on Canada-U.S. trade relations to key stakeholders at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and meet with entrepreneurs and senior U.S. officials.

Event: Speech (open to media) and media availability
Date:
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Time:
9 a.m. ET
Location:
Peterson Institute for International Economics, 1750 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

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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