PM Trudeau invites investors at III CEO Summit

In a statements, The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded his participation at the VIII Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. There, he met with other world leaders to discuss the importance of democratic governance and promote deeper economic cooperation that builds a stronger middle class and creates more opportunities for people in the Americas.
While at the Summit, the Prime Minister reaffirmed our country’s commitment to progressive trade that creates good, middle class jobs, and discussed the benefits of investing in Canada and Canadian talent.
During his address at the III CEO Summit, Prime Minister Trudeau promoted Canada as a partner of choice for investment, and highlighted the many actions our country has taken – including the Global Skills Strategy and Canada Infrastructure Bank – to spur innovation, attract highly-skilled global talent, and make our communities even better places to live, work, and do business.
The Prime Minister also met with leaders of the Pacific Alliance – a trade integration initiative between Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru – to discuss the ongoing negotiations of a potential Canada-Pacific Alliance Free Trade Agreement, which would create jobs, strengthen the middle class, and benefit millions of people.
Under the Summit’s theme of democratic governance against corruption, Canada endorsed the Lima Commitment on Democratic Governance Against Corruption. This declaration is a testament to our countries’ shared commitment to increased transparency and accountability. Leaders also discussed regional issues, including reiterating their commitment to address the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. Along with other Lima Group leaders, plus those of the United States and the Bahamas, Canada committed to continue to work diligently towards the restoration of Venezuelan democracy.
During his meeting with Caribbean leaders, the Prime Minister further strengthened Canada’s support for the region by announcing that Canada would provide more than $30 million – $25 million of which is in addition to its previous pledge of $100 million – toward Caribbean reconstruction and climate resilience efforts for 2017-2022.
At the Summit, Prime Minister Trudeau also announced that Canada would begin the process to join the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence Against Women (also known as the Convention of Belém do Pará).–PR

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