JANUARY 2017

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On India's Independence Day

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To Indians and Other South Asians of Indian-origin

By Hon. Michael Chan
Ontario Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade

Sixty-seven years ago, an entire nation gained the right to self-determination – and it has never looked back.

It’s a privilege to be able to share a few words with South Asian Outlook readers this month as we observe India’s Independence Day, and to do so in my new role as Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade.

The value of both immigration and international trade to Ontario’s economy and future prosperity cannot be overstated. Here in the province, we are witnessing the ongoing, strong and mutually beneficial ties between Ontario and India — both for the people we welcome and for the trade we enjoy.

And those ties run deep. More immigrants come to Canada from India than from most other countries in the world. Our Indian newcomers have helped create exciting trade and business opportunities, resulting in jobs and growth for Ontario. India’s emergence as an economic force provides us with a tremendous opportunity to explore key areas of growth that will benefit both countries.

I’m proud that my government supports numerous activities in India, and leads Ontario businesses on several sector-specific trade and business development missions every year. And I’m proud that we have an International Marketing Centre, based in Canada’s High Commission in New Delhi, and an Ontario Commercial Officer based in Mumbai, to underscore the importance we place on our relationship with India.

We remain strongly committed to enhancing this relationship. Our large Indian diaspora has made extraordinary contributions in helping strengthen Ontario’s social, cultural, and economic fabric, along with building tremendous bridges between our province and India.

The occasion of India’s independence presents an opportunity to reflect on the importance of history and progress, and the mutually beneficial relationship we have with each other. I extend my warmest greetings to everyone celebrating India’s Independence Day.

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