Canada India Foundation brings out its Jan 2020 E-Newsletter Volume 36 Issue #23

Asha Bajaj
8 min readJan 19, 2022

CIF E-Newsletter

Volume 36 Issue #23 January 2022

Chair’s Message

Time for New Beginnings

Hello friends. Hope this New Year has begun well for you even though we have been thrown back into a lockdown in Ontario due to the persistence of this virus. We may not have seen the end of it, but we are beginning to deal with it more confidently. As new mutations spread through the world there is also a realization that we cannot stop the wheels of progress from moving forward. Both Canada and India show signs of recovery.

India will be the fastest-growing major economy this year and Canada growing at over four percent has not done too badly. It was against this backdrop that we at CIF decided to host a virtual event to bring the focus back to building a deep Canada India bilateral relationship.

It resulted in a very lively and successful virtual event to celebrate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on January 11 morning. Some of you were also tuned in to listen to the panelists talk on the current state of our bilateral ties and the steps needed to be taken to take this file forward.

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Gary Comerford, Board Member Novelis Inc

What will be the new normal for international trade? Over the past five decades, I have traveled more miles than I care to admit. Whether I was part of a team negotiating to buy a pension company in Chile, doing the due diligence on a Mutual Insurance company in France, or trying to figure out how to open a business in China, I have always been one of the guys on the ground trying to make the deal happen.

Asha Bajaj

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