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Ontario Govt opens centre in Delhi

Canadian province Ontario, to seek trade and investment opportunities with India.

india Updated: Feb 21, 2006 14:42 IST

The Government of Ontario, Canada on Monday officially opened a new International Marketing Centre in New Delhi. The centre will promote Ontario’s economic interests in India and seek trade and investment opportunities in the Indian market. It is the first Canadian province to open an office in India.



Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade Joseph Cordiano said the new international marketing centre will “promote Ontario’s economic interests in India and raise our profile as a great place to do business.” The Minister, who officially opened the new centre, also introduced veteran trade envoy Ron Bollman as the new Commercial Counsellor for Ontario.



Ontario, known for Toronto and Niagara Falls, is the business and economic heart of Canada. It represents 42% of Canada’s GDP and has 47% of Canada’s high-tech industries. Over half of all immigrants to Canada live in Ontario, home to close to 500,000 people of Indian origin.



International marketing centres are part of the Ontario government’s strategy to promote trade and investment from outside Canada. Ontario currently has international marketing centres in New York, Munich and Shanghai. New centres will open soon in Tokyo, London and Los Angeles/San Francisco. The marketing centre in India will complement the efforts of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in India.

First Published: Feb 21, 2006 14:36 IST