Ontario has appointed Allan O’Dette, a seasoned business executive and entrepreneur, as the province’s first Chief Investment Officer. “I am pleased to be appointed Chief Investment Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to bring an entrepreneurial spirit to the way Ontario does business,” O’Dette said.
Mr. O’Dette brings years of private sector experience to the role and will lead the recently established Ontario Investment Office (OIO). The Ontario Investment Office provides a one-window concierge service for businesses looking to invest and expand in the province.
In addition to fostering the growth of emerging sectors including advanced technology, Mr. O’Dette and the OIO will work with manufacturers and other businesses to help support new investment and growth across the province.
Ontario Pushing Back against “Buy American” Policy
Ontario begins the fight against Buy American idea. Minister of International Trade Michael Chan, and Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid are in Albany, NY to talk trade. They are expected to discuss the impact of President Trump’s “Buy American” policy on Ontario. Ontario’s trade amounts to 80% of all goods exported by New York State.
The “Buy American” policy was described in President Donald Trump’s recent speech to Congress.