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Ontario Premier announces more than $60 million in new agreements in Chongqing

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In Chongqing, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced more than $60 million in new business agreements that will create an estimated 98 new jobs in Ontario

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Premier Wynne met with Chen Min'er, Party Secretary of Chongqing, making her the first Canadian leader to meet with him since he assumed the role. The leaders discussed opportunities for collaboration between Ontario and Chongqing in environmental technology and postsecondary education.

While in Chongqing, the Premier also participated in the Ontario-Southwest China Science, Technology and Innovation Roundtable to discuss the future of research and development collaboration with China.

The Premier was joined by representatives from the University of Windsor, Laurentian University, Western University, the University of Guelph, Lakehead University, the University of Waterloo and a number of leading Chinese institutions.

Yesterday the Premier, along with Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade, participated in a roundtable discussion with the Canada China Business Council, a non-profit organization that provides the information and connections needed for businesses to succeed in China and Canada.

The roundtable was an opportunity for the Premier to promote Ontario as a trade and investment destination.

The Premier and the business delegation proceed to Shenzhen tomorrow to continue to explore additional partnership opportunities with Chinese businesses and institutions.

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