Federal Trade Minister coming to Prince Rupert

The federal Trade Minister, Ed Fast, will be in Prince Rupert tomorrow to make an "important announcement."

The Federal Government announced today that the federal minister of International Trade and minister of the Asia-Pacific Gateway will be in Prince Rupert tomorrow for what the government is calling an “important announcement.”

Fast was in the lower mainland today to announce the completion of an underpass project in North Vancouver which increased rail and access to the port facilities in there. The federal government sponsored the project back in 2009.

“Investments in the Asia-Pacific Gateway create jobs, growth and prosperity for workers and families in the region and across Canada,” said Minister Fast.

“The expansion of rail tracks at the terminal will mean more reliable and efficient services through Port Metro Vancouver, allowing the port to better serve its customers in Canada and beyond. These strategic investments and partnerships continue to position Canada as the gateway of choice between Asia and North America, build on our competitive advantages, deepen our ties in high-growth markets and contribute to Canada’s global competitiveness.”

The last cabinet minister to come by themselves to make an announcement in Prince Rupert was Chuck Strahl who was at the time was Transport Minister, and that too was about port infrastructure.

Now we have the Trade Minister coming to Prince Rupert soon after the Harper Government completes a successful trade mission to China, and the Provincial Government releases a budget lauding trade with Asia as a job-creation engin for BC.

Check our website tomorrow afternoon for our coverage of the announcement.

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