POSTPONED: The Honourable Christian Paradis: Canada’s Leadership in Development Finance7:45am-9:00am | One King West Hotel - 1 King Street West, Toronto
As the driving force behind economic growth, private sector investment is essential to meet resource needs and achieve meaningful development outcomes that raise people out of poverty and put them on the road to prosperity. However, Canadian private sector firms face numerous challenges impeding them from investing in frontier markets. Minister Paradis will discuss the leadership of the Harper government in the development of concrete tools that will strategically bring together public and private capital to invest in development in emerging and frontier markets.
Friday, May 29th, 2015
7:45am - 9:00am
One King West Hotel
1 King Street West
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $801 +HST
Individual: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST
~ Breakfast served at 8am. Speech to follow. ~
The Honourable Christian Paradis
Minister of International Development and Minister for la Francophonie
Government of Canada
Christian Paradis was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006 and re-elected in 2008 and 2011.
In July 2013, Mr. Paradis was appointed Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie. Previously, he was appointed Secretary of State (Agriculture) in January 2007, Minister of Public Works and Government Services in June 2008 and Minister of Natural Resources in January 2010. He was appointed Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture) in May 2011.
Prior to his election to Parliament, Mr. Paradis had a legal practice specializing in corporate law.
He has been actively involved in several support groups and charitable organizations, including the Rotary Club of Thetford Mines.
Mr. Paradis graduated from the Université de Sherbrooke in civil law and holds a graduate degree in corporate law from Université Laval.
Mr. Paradis and his wife, Julie, have three children.