Politics has ruined investment opportunities of Punjab while other states are striking business deals. Punjab CM’s refusal to meet with Harjit Singh Sajjan was countered with announcements that the PM of Canada would not meet him initially but later a meetings for 20 minutes was established.
Progressive and growth oriented states are not letting politics get in the way for a better job opportunities for their residents. The states of Maharashtra and Gujarat have arranged successful meetings with business ministers of Canada causing deals worth billions to be struck on paper.
India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and offers significant opportunities to strengthen Canada’s middle class and bolster our shared prosperity. The deep cultural and people-to-people ties foster an economic relationship that creates high quality jobs in both countries.
While meeting with business leaders in Mumbai today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, welcomed more than $1 billion in investments between Canadian and Indian companies, which will lead to the creation of more than 5,800 good, well-paying middle class jobs for Canadians.
These investments will grow Canada’s economy, encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, and see increased collaboration in several key sectors, including infrastructure, information technology, aerospace, clean technology, film production, and research and development.
Later in the day, the Prime Minister participated in a women’s leadership roundtable and met with a number of business executives to discuss how Canadians and Indians can benefit from new opportunities to cooperate in the global economy and promote women’s economic empowerment.
He then participated in an armchair discussion at the Canada-India Business Forum before attending an event with members of the Indian film industry and a reception with business and community leaders.
“As one of the world’s fastest growing economies, India offers exciting opportunities for Canadian businesses of all sizes. The partnerships announced today will create thousands of good, middle class jobs for Canadians, and are further proof of the ever-growing ties between our two countries.”
—The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Canada announced 1.5 million dollar funding to empower women run business in India:
@CanadaIndia_CA is proud to partner with @AICTE_INDIA and launch a $1.5M program to support #womenentrepreneurs. Read more here: https://t.co/gVnwJ6tJTF. Thank you @NavdeepSBains @KamalKheraLib @RajLiberal for your support.
— Canada-India Centre (@CanadaIndia_CA) February 20, 2018
Defense deals between India and Canada on developing new radar technology:
Meeting with Indian officials to discuss Canada-India cooperation on foliage penetrating radar – important in military operations as it allows our personnel to see human and vehicular activity even in dense forests! 🌳 pic.twitter.com/ojpAgkXyvb
— Harjit Sajjan (@HarjitSajjan) February 19, 2018
The state of Maharastra will benefit from a trade deal between two companies which work on transitioning startups.
Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chaggar tweeted:
Proud day for our country and for our Region in #Mumbai! Witnessing the signing of an MOU between @Communitech and @THubHyd – two brilliant accelerators working together across the globe for 🇨🇦 and 🇮🇳 entrepreneurs! Come visit us in Waterloo soon, THub! pic.twitter.com/U46jKnU3qv
— Bardish Chagger (@BardishKW) February 20, 2018
Navdeep Bains the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development announced several big deals:
A surreal moment addressing 2000+ business leaders at @nasscom and #WCITIndia2018 with @Wipro’s @AbidaliNeemuchw and @Capgemini’s Paul Hermelin, discussing the importance of collaboration, co-creation, and co-innovation in the digital age. pic.twitter.com/DqGBc3aSrK
— Navdeep Bains (@NavdeepSBains) February 19, 2018
An honour to join @JustinTrudeau for meetings with CEO’s from Indian companies to talk investments in Canada to create good quality, middle-class jobs and promote stronger relations between our two countries. #cdnpoli @Infosys https://t.co/DoPjLo1Ugb pic.twitter.com/3Bv6z93zpi
— Navdeep Bains (@NavdeepSBains) February 20, 2018