International Trade Minister Ed Fast Highlights Educational Ties Between Canada and India

Top photo (from left to right): Canada's High Commissioner to India Stewart Beck, Minister Fast, MP Devinder Shory (Calgary Northeast), ILSC-New Dehli Director Jason Flaming.
Bottom photo: Minister Fast and ILSC-New Dehli students. 


November 4, 2011 – Delhi, India – The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, attends the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new office of the International Language Schools of Canada (ILSC), which is partially funded through a grant program administered by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. 

This is the first time a Canadian school has delivered Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) training in India. The objective of the program is to standardize the training available to English teachers and to ensure consistent, quality instruction. 

The Minister welcomed the growing and forward-looking relationship developing between Canada and India through education linkages.

Please consult the visit web page and go to Minister Fast's photo gallery.

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

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