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Ontario opens trade office in Calgary in hopes of boosting business

Minister of economic development says the office will connect Ontario companies in Alberta in several key economic sectors.


CALGARY – Ontario intends to open a new trade office in Calgary in the coming months.

Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s minister of economic development, made the announcement on the opening day of the National Supply Chain Forum in Calgary.

He says an office will help Ontario firms connect with companies in Alberta in several key economic sectors.

The Ontario government doesn’t have an office in Alberta right now, although a bureaucrat at the Ontario legislature spends part of his time dealing with Alberta files.

Western Diversification Minister Michelle Rempel says it’s always a positive thing to increase trade opportunities between provinces.

She says she would like to see similar co-operation between the provinces across the country.

©The Canadian Press