Industry Canada

Industry Canada

April 14, 2010 17:30 ET

Minister Clement Meets With U.S. and Mexican Counterparts To Discuss Innovation, Clean Energy and Job Growth in North America

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) - Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, has wrapped up a productive three-day trip to California, where he was exploring new avenues for growth and cooperation between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, and looking for ways to increase innovation and spur job growth and economic recovery.

Minister Clement gave a keynote address at the North American Competitiveness, Innovation & Clean Energy Conference 2010 in San Diego, alongside U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Mexico's Secretary of Economy Gerardo Ruiz Mateos.

"The focus of this conference was strengthening the ties among our three nations, advancing innovation, driving competitiveness and ensuring a sustainable future for our children and our children's children," said Minister Clement. "I look forward to working with my partners in Mexico and the United States to address the challenges that lie ahead of us and to spur innovations that will create jobs and growth across North America."

The tri-national conference also examined topics such as a transition to a low-carbon economy, a 21st-century green energy workforce, innovative supply chains, improved capacity and border efficiency through enhanced infrastructure.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Lynn Meahan - Press Secretary
    613-995-9001
    or
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations
    613-943-2502