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Ottawa, Jan 26 (Canadian-Media): Navdeep Bains, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Mary Ng, the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, met with international partners and business leaders around the world to showcase Canada on the international stage this week at the World Economic Forum (WEF)'s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, media reports said.
During the participation, Bains reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to science, research, technology and innovation underscoring the government’s desire to bring zero-emission vehicle manufacturing capacity to Canada and Canada's support of Mastercard’s project to help establish a new global Intelligence and Cyber Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia with an investment of $49 million with a focus to minimize threat of cybersecurity.
Navdeep Bains. Image credit: Facebook page
“Our government wants to continue Canada’s global leadership in clean tech and data-driven innovation to drive change, reduce our carbon footprint, and create good middle class jobs, said Bains.”
As Chair of the Canada-led Ottawa Group on World Trade Organization (WTO), Ng promoted progressive trade deals which would create more opportunities and jobs for Canadians across the country and highlighted the overall benefit to the people of an inclusive approach to a transparent interconnected world, including women, indigenous entrepreneurs, and small businesses, to amicably resolve trade disputes as well as how Ottawa Group members can help organize a successful 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in June 2020.
Mary Ng. Image credit: Twitter handle
Ng also endorsed WTO members’ commitment to reforming agriculture and to supporting Canadian farmers and producers.
“The World Economic Forum is an unparalleled opportunity to showcase Canada as a premier destination for investors...Canadians will benefit from the progress made to strengthen rules-based international trade, and the opportunities it creates" said Ng.