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Minister Raitt addresses 2015 Toronto Global Forum; highlights importance of international trade


OTTAWA, Ont.–The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, was in Toronto Friday to be part of the celebration marking the start of the Pan American Games, and to address Toronto Global Forum participants on the vital role transportation plays in Canada’s economy.

The Toronto Global Forum is an annual event hosted by the International Economic Forum of the Americas. This year’s Forum took place July 8-10, 2015, in Toronto, coinciding with the start of the Pan American Games.

The Minister told forum participants that Canada is facing global change by planning strategically for the future to ensure that transportation networks meet national and international demands. She also highlighted the importance of continuing to strengthen trade through relationships with public and private partners, both in Canada and in the Americas.

Minister Raitt also announced the signing of the first Canada-Brazil Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on civil aviation to promote and expand cooperation, including with the private sector, to the mutual benefit of both countries. This MoU will help bring together key Canadian and Brazilian public and private stakeholders to discuss collaboration and cooperation in areas such as airport development, air navigation, and safety.

 

“I am pleased to be part of this important platform to exchange ideas and best practices. Canada views increased engagement through trade and commercial-economic ties as one of the best ways to promote sustainable economic growth in the Americas,” said The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport.


Julia Kuzeljevich

Julia Kuzeljevich

Julia Kuzeljevich is Editor of Canadian Shipper. She has been writing about transportation and logistics issues since 1999.
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