As the Government of Canada continues to address the COVID-19 pandemic and work towards an inclusive and sustainable global economic recovery, it is helping Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs to start up, scale up, and access new markets.
The Government of Canada is committed to bridging Canadians, businesses, and communities through the pandemic and into recovery by supporting job creation, fostering innovation, and providing opportunities to grow through access to new markets.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver remarks and take part in a conversation with Cédric O, France’s Minister of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communication, on the third day of Canada’s virtual trade mission to France. The Minister and Isabelle Hudon, Canada’s Ambassador to France, will then co-host a fireside chat with women entrepreneurs in the information and communications technology sector.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will take part in a conversation with Nicolas Roucou, Director General of Groupe Decathlon, on the second day of Canada’s virtual trade mission to France. The Minister will then lead a fireside chat with business leaders Richard Laniel, President of Kanuk, and Barb Stegemann, President and Founder of The 7 Virtues.
To start the day, Minister Ng will deliver a keynote address and join Franck Riester, France’s Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, for a fireside discussion. She will then lead a fireside chat with Canadian business leaders. The day will also feature remarks from Isabelle Hudon, Canada’s Ambassador to France...
Minister Ng welcomed the close collaboration with the EU on the continued supply of contracted deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines to Canada, and underscored the importance that this continue in light of the EU’s recent announcement regarding amendments to their mechanism on vaccine exports.
March 22, 2021 -The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will launch the virtual trade mission to Singapore. Minister Ng will provide a keynote address to Canadian delegation participating and announce new services to support Canadian business expansion in Asia.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative. During their conversation —which was Ambassador Tai’s first international call since her confirmation—Minister Ng congratulated her on her historic and unanimous confirmation as United States Trade Representative.
Minister Ng congratulated Dr. Okonjo-Iweala on her recent appointment as Director-General of the WTO, marking a historic moment as the first time that the organization has been led by both a woman and a leader from Africa.