Punjab-Ontario Virtual Conference Promotes Trade

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TORONTO: The first-ever Punjab-Ontario Virtual Conference was organized on February 5, to promote bilateral trade and investment between Punjab and Ontario.

The conference was organized by Impact Media & Events Corporation (IMEC), a Brampton based Media and Events Company, in association with Canada India USA Development Forum (CIUDF), a Canadian Not for Profit Organization

Preneet Kaur, MP from Patiala who is also the ex-Minister of State for External Affairs, Govt of India (and wife of Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh), Consul General of India to Toronto Apoorva Srivastava, Joint CEO for Invest Punjab, Avneet Kaur, MPP Deepak Anand, MPP Nina Tangri, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Vic Fedeli, and John Thomas from Invest Ontario made their remarks and presentations at the event.

There was a 30-minute-long joint question and answer session with Invest Punjab and Invest Ontario, where participating business leaders asked several relevant questions.

On Monday, February 08, another special webinar was hosted on the Keystone Pipeline cancellation and its impact on Alberta, on Canada US relations and more. Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure, Govt of Alberta and Dr. Trevin Stratton, Chief Economist, Canadian Chamber of Commerce gave a lot of insights about how important this pipeline was, the jobs it was creating, how safe it was and the negative consequences this decision by US President Joe Biden will have.

Another major issue, the notice issued by Michigan Governor to stop the Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline in May was also discussed.

Both these pipelines, if cancelled, will have serious consequences not just for Alberta, but also for Ontario, Quebec and even the US itself. Both events were moderated by Vipul Jani. Canada India USA Development Forum (CIUDF) is a membership-based Not for Profit Organization.

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