Minister Fast Promotes Canada’s Many Competitive Advantages and Rock-Solid Economic Fundamentals to New York Business Leaders


March 13, 2013 - New York City - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today spoke at an investment conference in New York City, where he promoted Canada’s many competitive advantages and rock-solid economic fundamentals to over 100 New York investors and business leaders from the energy and the information and communications technology sectors. In his speech, Minister Fast highlighted how the Government of Canada remains deeply committed to ensuring that the Canada-U.S. partnership—the world’s greatest free trade success story—will grow even stronger in the years ahead.

“The dynamic ties between Canada and the United States make us natural trading and investment partners,” said Minister Fast. “In fact, our highly integrated economies and the competitive advantages fuelled by our supply chains are even more reasons why I encourage New York investors to look to Canada as their business partner of choice for new growth opportunities.”

Canada’s strong banks, stable economy, highly skilled workforce, low taxes and strong commitment to free and open trade offer U.S. investors an excellent destination for investment.

The New York conference, called Global Investment Series: Focus on Canada, is part of a series of investment conferences that have been taking place across the United States. These conferences have been organized in partnership with the Financial Times.

To learn more about Canada’s world-leading business advantages, please visit Invest in Canada.

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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
rudy.husny@international.gc.ca

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