Canada at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

Source: Consulate General of Canada, Chandigarh via Indian Economic Business News

Canada’s participation at the 2013 Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), January 31 – February 2, included delegations from the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Québec. The Premier of Manitoba, Greg Selinger, delivered the keynote address at a panel discussion on “Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change and Mitigating Emissions of Greenhouse Gases and Associated Co-benefits” on February 2. The Québec delegation included Minister of International Relations Jean-François Lisée and Minister for Industrial Policy and the Banque de développement économique du Québec Élaine Zakaïb. Former Premier Jean Charest also attended the event. DSDS, an annual event organized by India’ The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), is an international platform for exchange of knowledge on sustainable development.

Haryana offers trained manpower to Canada’s Manitoba province

Source: PTI via Indian Economic Business News

Haryana has offered the services of doctors, drivers and trained manpower to Manitoba province of Canada. The offer was made by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda during his meeting with Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and members of his delegation, who called on him recently. Mr. Hooda said drivers of Haryana are well known for their skill and enterprise. Haryana has three government-run Driving Schools in Kaithal, Bahadurgarh and Rohtak. He said Indian doctors are also doing well in the US, the UK and other countries and asked the Canadian authorities to provide their syllabus to fill in the gap and train them as per Canadian requirements. Indian doctors going to Canada will not have to undertake further studies in Canada and it will thus save them a number of years. Hooda said Haryana being an educational hub also has a number of prestigious technical institutions, which are providing skilled training to youth. Their skills can further be upgraded as per the syllabus of Manitoba.

Canada province taps Gujarat for business

Source: Times of India via Indian Economic Business News

The Premier of Manitoba paid a visit to Ahmedabad on February 6th, along with representatives of 26 companies, as part of a trade mission to India. Greg Selinger, the Premier of Manitoba, was in the city as part of a 10-day trade mission to promote the province. The companies, from the sectors of renewable energy, food and beverages, automobiles, construction, agriculture and aerospace, had individual meetings with Gujarat- based companies. The National Innovation Foundation (NIF) made a presentation on inclusive innovation in the new Indian economy. Selinger visited the Tata Nano plant in Sanand and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University to explore joint research possibilities in education.

Canadian Province of Manitoba expanding business with India, says Premier Selinger

Source: Asia Pacific Business & Technology Report via Indian Economic Business News

Visiting Premier of Canada’s Manitoba Province, Greg Selinger congratulated Manitoban firms for growing their business with India, and welcomed a major Indian firm that has established its Canadian headquarters in provincial capital Winnipeg. “India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and with our strong cultural and business connections, there’s huge potential for greater trade between our economies,” said Selinger, Manitoba’s 21st premier. “Homegrown companies like Westeel and MTM are thriving and sharing Manitoban expertise with India, helping store their grains and foods, and power their homes and businesses. And Indian firms like Riya Travel are taking advantage of opportunities in Manitoba,” he added. Westeel, a leader in the commercial storage industry, announced it will open an office in Mumbai to share its expertise in agricultural storage to help Indian producers preserve more of their harvest and better protect India’s food supply. Micro Tool and Machine Ltd. (MTM) of Winnipeg and Kirpekar Engineering of Pune announced the creation of a joint venture company, MTM-Kirpekar, to design and manufacture advanced transformer production equipment for the Indian market. Riya Travel, one of India’s largest travel companies, also announced the official opening of its Canadian headquarters in Winnipeg to grow its Canadian operations.