STATEMENT: BIO 2017 Day 3 – Mississauga’s 5 Year Life Sciences Strategy

BIO 2017 Day 3 – Mississauga’s 5 Year Life Sciences Strategy Although today was the last day of the conference for the Mississauga delegation, it was also the busiest. The morning began early with a breakfast hosted by the City of Mississauga for our local businesses and those looking to expand to Mississauga. Our city […]

STATEMENT: BIO 2017 Day 2: Strengthening Mississauga’s Life Sciences Cluster

France, Belgium, Russia, the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Hong Kong are just a few of the countries in attendance at BIO International 2017 competing directly with Canada, Ontario and Mississauga to attract life sciences businesses. Each of these jurisdictions is doing its best to attract these companies to their country, which is […]

STATEMENT: BIO 2017 Day 1: Showcasing Mississauga to the World

BIO 2017 Day 1: Showcasing Mississauga to the World Today marked the start of BIO International 2017, the largest life sciences conference in North America. It attracts life sciences industry representatives from around the world.  Mississauga has attended this conference for many years, starting with Mayor Hazel McCallion. Why do we attend this conference? Mississauga […]

STATEMENT: Crombie Column: Helping Youth Reach Higher

Over the past year and a half, my office has worked closely with the Healthy City Stewardship Centre (HCSC) – an organization made up of community groups and public-sector bodies committed to supporting young people. Our collected efforts led to a new report on the status of local youth employment, entitled – Unlocking Potential: Empowering […]

STATEMENT: Crombie Column: Celebrating Canada 150 with City-Building Investments

  Canada’s 150th Anniversary is a tremendous opportunity and important milestone to celebrate our diversity and the great cultural mosaic of Mississauga. With significant legacy projects for our City underway as well as meaningful ways for everyone to join in the community festivities, 2017 will be a year to remember. Our museums, community centres, libraries, […]

STATEMENT: 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 […]

STATEMENT: Commemorating Canada 150 with Inspiration, Creativity and Art

Art brings people together and enriches neighbourhoods, residents and visitors. Helping community artists show off their unravelled talents elevates Mississauga’s profile as a world-class city. Mississauga is also promoting creative industries, and the artists and entrepreneurs driving these businesses, which is a tremendous opportunity for us to diversify and strengthen our economy. I encourage you […]

STATEMENT: Get Involved: Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge

  Canada 150 is a tremendous opportunity to celebrate our country and our city. Together, we will mark this important milestone of Confederation and the founding of our respected, peaceful and leading nation. As we reflect on our country’s history, and look toward the future, Mississauga encompasses the very best of Canada. Mississauga has grown […]

STATEMENT: 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 […]

STATEMENT: 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 […]