Minister Fast Discusses Benefits of Canada's World-Class Financial Institutions during His Visit to China

October 9, 2011
Guangzhou, China

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, discussed today the win-win benefits of Canada’s world class financial institutions with representatives from Canadian institutions that are conducting business in China and serving that country’s ever-growing middle class.

During his meetings, the Minister emphasized how important Canada’s sound banking system and strong financial institutions are to the global economy.

From left to right:  Andrew Lam, Vice-President and General Manager, Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Co., Ltd.; Jones Chan, General Manager, Bank of Nova Scotia, Guangzhou Branch; Minister Fast; Chungsen Leung, Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism; and Brendan Wong, Managing Director and Head, Bank of Montreal (China) Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Branch.

Please consult the news release and Minister Fast's photo gallery.

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

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