Tánaiste's St. Patrick's Day Programme in Canada
On the first day of his St. Patrick’s Day visit to Canada, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore T.D., attended a number of economic events in Montreal.
During his visit he presented a Certificate of Irish Heritage to the former Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Martin.
Presenting the Certificate, the Tánaiste praised the former Prime
Minister for his work as Finance Minister of Canada for almost a
decade from 1993-2002 - "At a time when the rest of the world
was practising light touch regulation, you were exercising caution
and Canada's economy has benefited from that."
The Tánaiste also met this morning with major business leaders in Montreal and stressed that now is a good time for Canadian businesses to invest in Ireland’s economic recovery.