Premier Kathleen Wynne is travelling to India today to strengthen economic, political and cultural ties with the world’s third-largest economy.
From January 31 to February 5, the Premier will lead a delegation of experts from Ontario’s sustainable development and urban infrastructure, business, and higher education sectors across India to promote Ontario’s business advantage and create opportunities for new partnerships. The delegation will visit four cities — New Delhi, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Mumbai — and will formalize agreements and memorandums of understanding within the research, infrastructure, technology, science and health sectors.
While in India, Premier Wynne will also meet with political and cultural leaders to build new relationships, strengthen existing ones and examine areas for future cooperation.
Joining the Premier on the mission are Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure Brad Duguid, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade Michael Chan, and Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dipika Damerla, as well as Members of Provincial Parliament Harinder Takhar, Amrit Mangat, Vic Dhillon, Indira Naidoo-Harris and Bob Delaney. “I am pleased to be accompanying Premier Kathleen Wynne,” Naidoo-Harris said.
The Ontario delegation will be joined by Prince Edward Island Premier Wade McLauchlan, and his 12 delegates. Ontario is home the largest Indo-Canadian community in the country at 700,000 members.