Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Van Loan Says Canada Wins Gold with Global Business Leaders


More than Olympic athletes will be returning home from Vancouver on Monday with a first-place impression of Canada, said Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade, at the conclusion of the Global Business Leaders Initiative.

“The 2010 Olympic Winter Games showed the world that Canada provides great competitive advantages to those seeking to do business,” said Van Loan. “International investors saw that The Economist was right to declare Canada the best place to invest in the years ahead. Our banking system has been ranked the most stable in the world, we have a highly educated workforce, we enjoy a high quality of life and we are on track to lead the G7 in economic growth in 2011. Canada is a first-rate destination for investment.”

The Global Business Leaders Initiative was a two-week investor outreach program led by Van Loan during the Olympics. It included a series of business round tables, as well as one-on-one meetings between Van Loan and global business leaders. The initiative attracted international media attention, successfully highlighting Canada’s commercial strengths and investment advantages to the world.

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