Nicola Sturgeon opens new Scottish Government office in Canada

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 8 February 2019 in News

Scottish Government aims to use the base as a means of encouraging investment and tourism in Scotland

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The Scottish Government has opened a new office in Ottawa as part of efforts to build economic ties with Canada.

The First Minister opened the office during her trip to North America, where she also signed a joint commitment to tackle climate change with the governor of the State of New Jersey during a visit to the US.

The Scottish Government aims to use the base as a means of encouraging investment and tourism in Scotland.

The FM said: “Scotland and Canada have strong historical links spanning family, friendship and trade. And today, Canada is an important market for Scottish exports, including our growing quality food and drinks products.”

She added: “Brexit continues to be the biggest threat to our economy so it is more important than ever to reassure our international partners that Scotland remains open for business and is an attractive place to invest.”

The FM is also expected to attend culture engagements in Ottawa and Toronto during the visit, including opening the Toronto Stock Exchange and a meeting with the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

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