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Open Letter to Canada’s Ambassador to Japan, Ian Burney

      March 15, 2017   Ambassador Ian Burney 7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku Tokyo 107-8503, Japan   Dear Ambassador Burney: On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, let me thank you once again for meeting with me and our Economic Development Office (EDO) staff here at City Hall. I welcomed the […]

Mayor Crombie Meets with Canadian Ambassador to Japan Ian Burney

For Immediate Release February 24, 2017 Mayor Crombie Meets with Canadian Ambassador to Japan Ian Burney On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I welcomed the opportunity to meet with Canada’s new Ambassador to Japan, Ian Burney, to discuss strengthening relations between Mississauga, Japanese communities and Japanese-based businesses, Mayor Bonnie Crombie […]

Mayor Crombie Statement: Launch of Toronto Global

For Immediate Release February 3, 2017 Mayor Crombie Statement: Launch of Toronto Global Toronto Global is an arms-length not-for-profit corporation representing municipalities in the Toronto Region dedicated to generating economic development opportunities. The following is a statement by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie at the official launch of Toronto Global today: “Good morning, everyone. “Today’s launch […]

Mississauga Builds on Success of Japan Investment Mission: Mayor Crombie

For Immediate Release January 23, 2017 Mississauga Builds on Success of Japan Investment Mission: Mayor Crombie Today’s meeting with Nippon Express Canada is an opportunity to build on the success of our 2016 City of Mississauga Investment Mission to Japan, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today. Mayor Crombie made the comments while meeting with corporate leaders […]

Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017

  Founded in 2003, the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is an international forum for exchanging ideas, sharing knowledge, networking, exploring businesses opportunities and for vigorous public policy discussions. This year’s theme – connecting India to the world – was only fitting. In addition to our Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce delegation, Canada was well represented at […]

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017

Arguably, one of the greatest highlights of our 2017 Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce Trade Mission has been attending the 2017 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Bengaluru – a national and international convention sponsored by Government of India and State Governments of India. PBD provides an opportunity for the global Indian community to be engaged and […]

Economic Development: Strength in Numbers

Over the last few days our Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce delegation has been holding meetings first in Kolkata, followed by the city of Hyderabad, the capital of the southern Indian state of Telangana. I was honoured to give keynote addresses and take questions from members from the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Telangana […]

Mississauga and Kolkata Are Open for Business

As our Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce Trade Mission pressed ahead, we held meetings with government and business leaders from the City of Kolkata. I was honoured to meet with Sovan Chatterjee, Mayor of Kolkata, along with other members of Kolkata’s Council, including Mayor-in-Council Debasish Kumar. As municipal leaders, we discussed how cities are well positioned […]

Celebrating Saint Mother Teresa of Kolkata (Calcutta)

Our Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce delegation is now holding meetings in Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Beyond our discussions about foreign-direct investment and retention strategies, today was an opportunity for me to experience something very profound. As I have previously written, Mississauga enjoys not only an economic connection to India […]

Strengthening Economic Ties with India

This week I embarked on a trade mission to India organized by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) – a national organization that works to promote economic development between Canada and India. Since becoming Mayor, I’ve worked closely with the ICCC to strengthen relations between Mississauga and public and private-sector leaders from India. In November […]