Minister Ng to host U.S. Trade Representative in Ottawa and Toronto

Media advisory

May 3, 2022 - To kick off Asian Heritage month, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, will host the United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai, in Ottawa and Toronto.

Ambassador Tai will visit Ottawa on May 5, 2022 and Toronto on May 6, 2022. Additional details are outlined below.

Minister Ng and Ambassador Tai will be discussing strengthening of the Canada-U.S. trade relationship, cooperation in the face of global supply chain issues, and ongoing efforts to support Ukraine.

Event: Joint Press Conference  
Location: Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON
Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET

Notes for media: 

  • Media can participate either in person or by teleconference.
  • The news conference will be livestreamed on Global Affairs Canada’s YouTube channel.
  • Media representatives wishing to attend in person must use the security entrance at the rear of the building (King Edward Avenue), and are asked to arrive no later than 1:45 pm ET. Please confirm attendance in advance with Global Affairs Canada media relations.
  • COVID-19 protocols will be in effect and participants will be asked to show proof of vaccination and wear masks throughout the duration of the event.
  • Visitor parking is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Participant Dial in Numbers:
    • Toll Free: 1-866-206-0153
    • Local: 613-954-9003
    • Access code: 6630022#

Media are also invited to join Minister Ng and Ambassador Tai to see first hand the benefits of trade for workers in a variety of industries.

Toronto Events

Event: MaRS-hosted Session on Inclusive Trade and CUSMA
Location: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON
Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. ET
Media representatives wishing to join are asked to RSVP with Alice Hansen. 

Event: Visit to the General Motors Technical Center
Location: 101 McNabb Street, Markham, ON
Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2022
Time: 1:15 p.m. ET
Media representatives wishing to join are asked to RSVP with Alice Hansen. 

Event: Visit to ventureLAB
Location: 3600 Steeles Avenue East, Markham, ON
Date:  Friday, May 6, 2022
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Media representatives wishing to join are asked to RSVP with Alice Hansen.  

Contacts

Alice Hansen
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development
(613) 612-0482
Alice.Hansen@international.gc.ca

Media Relations Office
Global Affairs Canada
media@international.gc.ca
Follow us on Twitter: @CanadaTrade 
Like us on Facebook: Canada’s international trade - Global Affairs Canada

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: