Minister Gould to Visit New York State to Further Mutual Economic Interests

OTTAWA, May 11, 2017 /CNW/ - The relationship between Canada and the United States is among the closest of any two countries in the world. Millions of good, middle class jobs on both sides of the border depend on the robust trade and investment ties between our two countries

Today, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions, announced she will visit Buffalo and area from May 17 to 19, 2017, to highlight how residents of the state of New York, and the people of Canada, benefit significantly from this continuing partnership. During her tour, the Minister will meet with political and business leaders and will attend the World Trade Celebration 2017. She will also visit local Buffalo area businesses prospering in part through cross border trade and meet with local Buffalo and Western New York political leaders.

Nine million American jobs are linked to Canadian trade and investment. Canada is the state of New York's most important customer, with goods trade worth about $30.3 billion. More than 680,000 jobs in the state depend on Canada–U.S. trade and investment.

It is in the interest of both Canada and the state of New York that we continue working together to advance our economic, trade and financial ties, which will lead to good, well-paying jobs and better living standards for the middle class.

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"Canada, especially around the Greater Golden Horseshoe, and the state of New York are linked by family, culture, shared history and vibrant, prosperous trade. Together we have built productive, interconnected and enduring economic and business relationships. I am looking forward to celebrating the work we have done together and reiterating the important work ahead to make sure that we continue on this positive path to ensure our long-term growth and success."
‑ Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions

Quick Facts

  • Canada is the largest single export market for the U.S., with American goods and services imports totalling CAD$426 billion (US$322 billion) in 2016.
  • More than 700 Canadian-owned companies operate in the state of New York. These companies are responsible for almost 73,000 jobs throughout the state.

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SOURCE Minister for Democratic Institutions

For further information: For more information (media only), please contact: Byrne Furlong, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Democratic Institutions, 613-943-1833; Media Relations, Privy Council Office, 613-957-5420

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