Media Advisory - Australia G20 Update: Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan to
give luncheon address in Toronto

TORONTO, June 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Australian Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan will speak at a joint Canada 2020 - Canadian-Australia Chamber of Commerce luncheon, on Saturday, June 26th at the Park Hyatt hotel. Deputy Prime Minister Swan's appearance in Toronto for the G 20 Summit will be the new Government's first major public statement and will provide insight into the new Government's policy directions. The Honourable Wayne Swan has been Treasurer since December 2007, and was appointed Deputy Prime Minister on June 24, 2010 by the new Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

The Deputy Prime Minister will address an audience of federal and provincial politicians, business leaders, and representatives of non-government organizations, and will participate in a question and answer session moderated by CBC journalist Don Newman.


    Date:     Saturday, June 26, 2010
    Time:     11:15 am arrival for security clearance
              Government-issued photo ID and media credentials must be
              12:00 pm luncheon
    Place:    Park Hyatt Hotel, 4 Avenue Road, Toronto ON

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About Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan:

Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan has been a key player on all of the main economic issues of the past two years, including bringing down two economic stimulus packages. He has also been at the centre of debate in Australia on the two main economic issues of the day:

    -   the proposed emissions trading regime, which has been rejected in the
        Senate. Prime Minister Gillard has re-committed her government to
        pushing ahead with action to address climate change including putting
        a price on carbon.

    -   the proposed resources rent tax. Prime Minister Gillard said that she
        wants to enter into a dialogue with the mining industry to find a way

Prime Minister Gillard indicated that she plans to call a general election between now and the end of the year.

About Canada 2020

Canada 2020 is a non-partisan, progressive centre created to provide policy options and ideas for Canadian decision makers and leaders. Canada 2020's goal is to create an environment of social and economic prosperity for Canada and Canadians by identifying and developing progressive policy ideas through the engagement of Canada's business and political and community leaders.

The Canadian-Australian Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization whose focus is to build business connections between Australia and Canada.


For further information: For further information: Susan Smith, Bluesky Strategy Group, t: 613 241 3512 x 221, c: 613 371 0624,; Marie-France MacKinnon, t: 613 241 3512 x 229, c: 613 853-3940

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