Scottish Development International

Scottish Development International

April 07, 2009 07:00 ET

Michael Russell MSP, Scottish Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution, Visits The Economic Club of Canada as Part of Speaking Tour "Tackling the Global Economic Challenge"

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 7, 2009) -

Attention: News and Business Editors

Michael Russell MSP, Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution, Scottish Government, spoke at The Economic Club of Canada yesterday as part of his first Canadian speaking tour, "Tackling the Global Economic Challenge." April 6th is Tartan Day honouring Scotland's business and cultural ties to Canada and the United States.

In his speech, Minister Russell discussed Scotland's dynamic response to the challenges posed by the current economic climate and how our two countries can learn from each other. The Minister highlighted economic development opportunities for Canadian businesses and portrayed Scotland as a modern, ambitious nation with an exciting future.

The speaking tour is part of Scotland Week 2009, a series of events in nine North American cities held to build relationships between Canada and Scotland and raise awareness for the strong links between these two nations that will continue to grow throughout the year.

The digital version of Minister Russell's speech at The Economic Club of Canada is available at: http://webcast.streamlogics.com/audience/index.asp?eventid=18638247.

Scottish Government

The devolved Government for Scotland is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport. It manages an annual budget of more than Pounds Sterling 30 billion in 2007-2008. For more information please visit: www.scotland.gov.uk.

About Scottish Development International

Scottish Development International (SDI) is a government organization endeavoring to assist the growth of the Scottish economy by encouraging inward investment and helping Scottish-based companies develop international trade. For more information, visit http://www.sdi.co.uk.

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