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Premier McGuinty Meets Canadian Business Community In Shanghai

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Premier McGuinty promoted Ontario's mission to China today at a luncheon hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (CANCHAM Shanghai).

The Premier is in China to support Ontario's environmental technology companies. China has set an ambitious goal to become a world leader in green technologies and sustainable development. The Premier asked the Canadian expatriate business community to help strengthen ties between China and Ontario. More investment from China will create jobs, opportunity and prosperity in Ontario.

The CANCHAM Shanghai luncheon was held at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Shanghai). In the afternoon, the Premier continued on to Nanjing, where he will participate in symposiums on higher education and environmental protection tomorrow.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario has 2,600 environmental technology companies.
  • CANCHAM Shanghai will host the Hello Allô Canada event in downtown Shanghai November 7-9. The inaugural event will feature a street festival that showcases Canadian culture, services, art, education, immigration, tourism and products.
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, located in the People's Park, was originally the park's greenhouse.

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Quotes

“Ontario's competitive advantages are an educated and highly skilled workforce and one of North America's largest Chinese populations with the cultural and business connections and language skills needed to do business with China.”

Michael Chan

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

“As China's economy continues to grow, we want Ontario's prosperity to grow along with it. We want to put our innovation to work to help China build a greener economy.”

Dalton McGuinty

Premier of Ontario

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