Government & Business Representatives to enhance energy relations at
Canada India Energy Forum
TORONTO, April 3 /CNW/ - India is the fifth largest energy consumer in
the world and is largely dependent on foreign sources of energy. Canada is
home to the second largest oil reserves in the world. While the two countries
have a long standing political relationship - the energy trade corridor
between the two countries still offers huge potential.
"India offers significant opportunity for Canada but we are behind the
game compared to many other countries including Europe and the United States,"
said Manoj Pundit, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Co-Chair of the
Canada India Energy Forum.
On April 16-17, the Canada India Energy Forum will bring together senior
government and business representatives -- including George Smitherman,
Ontario's Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure and
Honorable Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, India
- to examine how to enhance the relationship between Canada and India. Lisa
Raitt, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Sandra Pupatello, Ontario's
Minister of International Trade will also participate in the conference.
"The potential for cross border cooperation is substantially increased in
light of Ontario's proposed Green Energy and Green Economy Act," said Dr.
Lucky Lakshmanan, Co-Chair of the Canada India Energy Forum and CEO of Process
Research Ortech. "There are also strong possibilities for engagement within
the fossil fuels and nuclear sectors. There will be a number of panels at the
Forum addressing this potential."
What: Canada India Energy Forum
When: April 16 -17, 2009
Where: Sheraton Centre Hotel
123 Queen Street West
Additional information on these events may be obtained through the Canada
India Foundation's website at www.canadaindia.org.
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