The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

August 16, 2011 07:00 ET

The Honourable Edward Fast to Address Economic Club

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 16, 2011) - International trade is, primarily, a kitchen-table issue, a matter of fundamental importance to the financial security of hardworking Canadians and their families. After all, trade accounts for over 60% of our annual GDP and one in five Canadian jobs is dependent on trade. That is why under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Conservative government is committed to securing and deepening access to traditional markets — like the United States — and broadening and expanding access to more markets — like the European Union, India, and the other fast-growing countries of Asia, and the Americas.

Trade has built the Canada we know today, and supports jobs and families in communities across Canada. Minister Fast will state clearly how trade benefits Canadian families and outline the Harper government's plan to further strengthen and protect the standard of living of Canadians through increased trade with the world.

WHO: The Honourable Edward Fast
Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway Government of Canada
WHAT: Address to the Economic Club of Canada
"The Benefits of International Trade to Canadians"
DATE: Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
TIME: 11:45am-1:30pm
WHERE: The InterContinental Hotel, 225 Front Street West

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