Canada-India Business Council

Canada-India Business Council

September 15, 2011 13:00 ET

The Hon. Stockwell Day Joins the Board of the Canada-India Business Council

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2011) - The Canada–India Business Council (C-IBC) is pleased to announce that the Honourable Stockwell Day, P.C. has joined its board.

C-IBC is committed to promoting business and investment between Canada and India by supporting public and private sector efforts to deepen the relationship between corporate and institutional Canada and their Indian counterparts.

"The Council is looking forward to the additional insight that Mr. Day will bring to our focus on expanding the commercial ties between Canada and India and to increasing the number of Canadian businesses which are capitalising on the opportunities India offers." adds The Hon. Roy MacLaren, P.C., Chairman of the C-IBC board.

Mr. Day's political and public service career has spanned over twenty–five years. He has served as an MLA, MP and as a senior cabinet minister at both the provincial and federal levels. Most recently, he served as President of the Treasury Board (2010) and as Minister of International Trade and Minister responsible for the Asia-Pacific Gateway (2008). Currently, he is a Senior Strategic Advisor at McMillan LLP.

"I consider it an honour to be invited to join this great organisation. Through my years in government, especially as Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, I was able to see firsthand the results of the effective and forward thinking actions of the C-IBC. My hope is that I will be able to add value to the ongoing opportunities for exciting Canada-India commerce and relationships." Stockwell Day

"We're delighted to have Mr. Day bring his experience and energy to this file. Interest in India has grown rapidly not just in Ottawa or Toronto but across Canada. Mr. Day's involvement will help us to better engage companies, governments and individuals across this country and internationally" commented Rana Sarkar, President & CEO of the C-IBC.

The Canada–India Business Council:

The Canada–India Business Council (C-IBC) was founded in 1982 by the Bank of Nova Scotia, Bombardier and the late Thomas Bata. For almost 30 years, C-IBC has been the leading, bi-national member driven association dedicated to the sustained growth of trade, investment and services between Canada and India. C-IBC works to assist Canadian corporations by offering knowledge, experience and insight on bilateral trade and investment opportunities. With over 100 members, the C-IBC represents the leading companies in the Canada-India business corridor.

C-IBC is governed nationally by a Board of Directors which is comprised of senior executives from Canada's leading organizations as well as leaders from both small and medium-sized enterprises.

C-IBC is headquartered in Toronto with operations in Delhi, Vancouver and Montreal.

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