Minister Ng to tour small businesses and meet with CanExport recipients in the Greater Toronto Area

Media advisory

August 24, 2020 - The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will tomorrow visit and meet with representatives from small businesses across the Greater Toronto Area. She will highlight the Government of Canada’s emergency COVID-19 supports and discuss how exporting to international markets is helping companies rebuild on the road to recovery. Also, at York University, Minister Ng will announce funding to support women entrepreneurs.

Event: Minister Ng will visit Bluewrist Inc. and discuss export opportunities.
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Time: 12:45 pm ET
Location: 75 Tiverton Court, Markham, Ontario
Notes:

  • Open coverage in person and via video call.
  • In-person attendance: Media representatives who wish to attend in person must confirm their attendance with Daniel Minden (daniel.minden@international.gc.ca) by Monday, August 24,at 4 pm ET.
  • Important note: Media representatives attending in person must wear a mask or face covering. Individuals must not present any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been in contact with anyone who has received a positive diagnosis within the previous 14 days.
    • Virtual media attendance: Media representatives who wish to attend virtually must confirm their attendance with Daniel Minden (daniel.minden@international.gc.ca) by Monday, August 24,at 4 pm ET to receive the video call link.

Event: Minister Ng will announce funding for women entrepreneurs and hold a media availability.
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Time: 2:30 pm ET
Location: Vari Hall (outside the building), Keele Campus, York University, 198 York Boulevard, North York, Ontario
Notes:

  • Open coverage in person and via video call.
  • In-person attendance: Media representatives who wish to attend in person must confirm their attendance by emailing fdo.rsvp-rsvp.fdo@canada.ca by Monday, August 24, at 4 pm ET.
    • Important note: Media representatives attending in person must wear a mask or face covering. Individuals must not present any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been in contact with anyone who has received a positive diagnosis within the previous 14 days.
  • Virtual media attendance: Media representatives who wish to attend virtually must confirm their attendance by emailing fdo.rsvp-rsvp.fdo@canada.ca by Monday, August 24, at 4 pm ET to receive the video call link.

Event: Minister Ng will meet with representatives from local businesses—MEGAComfort International Inc., AirGate Technologies Inc., Matias Corporation and TROES Corp.—to discuss how CanExport is helping their businesses grow and export to international markets, and will deliver opening remarks.

Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Time: 3:30 pm ET
Location: 1600 Steeles Avenue West, Concord, Ontario
Notes:

  • Open coverage in person and via video call for opening remarks only.
  • In-person attendance: Media representatives who wish to attend in person must confirm their attendance with Daniel Minden (daniel.minden@international.gc.ca) by Monday, August 24,at 4 pm ET.
    • Important note: Media representatives attending in person must wear a mask or face covering. Individuals must not present any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been in contact with anyone who has received a positive diagnosis within the previous 14 days.
  • Virtual media attendance: Media representatives who wish to attend virtually must confirm their attendance with daniel.minden@international.gc.ca by Monday, August 24,at 4 pm ET to receive the video call link.

Contacts

Daniel Minden
Office of the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade
daniel.minden@international.gc.ca  

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343-203-7700
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