Thursday, January 29, 2009

Day Sheds Light on Trade Plans

(Michelle Collins — Embassy Magazine)

With the global economic downturn taking centre stage during this session of Parliament, the ministers responsible for the government’s financial and commercial portfolios are under intense pressure to help lead Canada through these turbulent times.

One of those is International Trade Minister Stockwell Day, who has spent the past two months travelling around the world trying to drum up business for the country, while telling anyone who is listening that Canada’s doors are open for business.

Mr. Day spoke to Embassy on Jan. 13 about his travels, the government’s trade policy for this coming session, and the importance of bilateral trade deals. Read the edited transcript here.