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Canadian companies play important leadership role in Peru: Myers

Published by Derek Lothian on December 04, 2012

Canadian businesses contribute more than investment and good jobs to the Peruvian economy – they are helping to shape the country's future social, academic and economic prosperity, CME President & CEO, Jayson Myers, told an audience at the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima on Monday.

"Canada-based companies are playing an increasingly important leadership role in demonstrating best practices in sustainable environmental management, investing in the education of Peruvian youth, and working with communities, non-governmental organizations, and governments in building the institutions that are necessary to demonstrate the social benefits of business success," said Myers.

Canadian mining and engineering firms are especially active in Peru. Participation in the financial, business services, agri-food, ICT and advanced manufacturing sectors is also growing, with many companies viewing the nation as a strategic gateway to a larger Andean or Pacific market.

Myers is traveling to Peru as part of the delegation accompanying Governor General David Johnston, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs for the Americas, Diane Ablonczy, and Members of Parliament.

"The Governor General's visit demonstrates the importance of Peru to both the Canadian government and Canadian business," he added. "Peru is a free trade partner and an important partner in building business relations in Latin America and across the Pacific."

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