Saturday 24 February 2018

Talks on Canada-Ireland trade deal

CANADA'S former minister for finance and chief executives of some of the world's biggest companies will gather later this month for Irish-Canadian business talks.

The event is aimed at boosting trade between Canada and Ireland and facilitating negotiations surrounding a free trade agreement between the two countries. It is being hosted by the Ireland-Canada Association on September 27 in Dublin's Shelbourne Hotel.

Irish Chambers of Commerce from across Canada will be in attendance to hear John Manley give a keynote speech. The former politician is now the president of influential networking group The Canadian Centre for Chief Executives.

Businesses involved include Total Produce, which last year bought a 65pc share in Canadian fruit wholesaler Grandview Ventures for €32m. Others include heating materials supplier Glen Dimplex, which has a large Canadian subsidiary, and Great West Lifeco, which recently bought Irish Life.

Irish Independent

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