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Free Trade Agreements with Jordan and Panama Key to Government’s Job-Creating
Pro-trade Plan

November 15, 2011 - Ottawa, Ontario - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway welcomes the introduction of the Canada-Jordan Economic Growth and Prosperity Act and the Canada-Panama Economic Growth and Prosperity Act to implement free trade agreements with Jordan and Panama.

Minister Fast (at lectern) is joined by, from left to right: J. Hugh O’Donnell, Chairman of the Canada-Arab Business Council; Basheer F. Zoubi, Jordan’s Ambassador to Canada; Gerald Keddy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and for the Atlantic Gateway; the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism); Francisco Carlo Escobar Pedreschi, Panama’s Ambassador to Canada; and Jayson Myers, President and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.

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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