Harper Government Ministers Hold Pre-Budget Consultations with Canadian Business Leaders

Minister Fast with Ministers Baird and Paradis

January 25, 2013 - Davos, Switzerland - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway (front row, sixth from left), together with Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird (front row, fourth from left)  and the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture) (front row, fifth from left), meets with Canadian business leaders attending the World Economic Forum to discuss their views and ideas on how to access new markets for Canadian exporters, attract new foreign investment to Canada and improve the country’s competitiveness. By talking directly with Canadian business leaders in the lead-up to the Budget, the Government of Canada is seeking the best way to continue to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadian families.

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