Canada India Foundation Congratulates PM Harper, Welcomes New Government

    OTTAWA, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - Following his government's successful re-election
on October 14, 2008, Prime Minister Harper today appointed a new Cabinet.
    "We congratulate Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the re-election of his
government and welcome the appointment of his new Cabinet," said Ramesh
Chotai, Co-Chair, Canada India Foundation (CIF). "As Indo-Canadians, we look
forward to building on the positive relationships established with the Prime
Minister and his government over the past two years and will work with them to
further the interests of Canada and the Indo-Canadian community."
    "Prime Minister Harper has made excellent decisions in promoting
Ministers and Secretaries of State to Cabinet who are responsive, reasonable
and accessible," said Manoj Pundit, CIF Spokesman. "We are especially pleased
with the re-appointment of Minister James Flaherty as Finance, and Hon. Diane
Ablonczy as Secretary of State for Small Business and Tourism, and the new
appointments of Hon. Lawrence Cannon as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon.
Stockwell Day as Minister of International Trade, Hon. Jason Kenney to
Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, and Hon. Tony Clement as
Minister of Industry."
    During the mandate of this government, CIF will continue to work to
improve bilateral relations between Canada and India, encourage the
participation of Indo-Canadians in public life Canada, and promote public
policy that benefit the Indo-Canadian community and the Canada-India
    "Members of the Indo-Canadian community offer our best wishes to Prime
Minister Harper and his Ministers as they strive on to keep Canada strong and
economically prosperous," added Pundit.

For further information:

For further information: Manoj Pundit, CIF Spokesman, (416) 367-6577

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