Thursday, February 27, 2014

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, will deliver a keynote address to B.C.'s business leaders on Friday, April 11, at The Vancouver Board of Trade.

The event will mark Trudeau's first official address to The Vancouver Board of Trade, an organization that has hosted a number of high-profile political leaders in recent months. The speech will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre East, nearly one year to the day that Trudeau assumed leadership of his party.

"We're very pleased that Mr. Trudeau has chosen The Vancouver Board of Trade as the venue to speak to the employers and job creators of British Columbia," said Elio Luongo, Canadian Managing Partner, Tax, for KPMG and the 2013-14 Chair of The Vancouver Board of Trade.

"This is an important opportunity for our members to hear directly from the leader of one of Canada's major political parties," Luongo added. "We hope to gain insights into Mr. Trudeau's economic priorities, social beliefs, and his vision for business in Western Canada."

Trudeau was first elected as Member of Parliament for Papineau in 2008, and previously held the role of Liberal Party Critic for Youth, Post-Secondary Education, Amateur Sports, Multiculturalism, Citizenship and Immigration. He was elected as Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada on April 14, 2013.

"Our organization prides itself on bringing thought-provoking speakers to Vancouver. It's one of the many things we do on behalf of our members," said Iain Black, President and CEO of The Vancouver Board of Trade.

"We hope this event will lead to a candid conversation with one of Canada's top political leaders about the economic realities of our time," added Black. "This event will help keep Metro Vancouver's business community informed and politically engaged, which is central to our mandate."

Tickets for this event have just been released here.

About The Vancouver Board of Trade:

For 127 years, The Vancouver Board of Trade has worked on behalf of our region's business community to promote prosperity through commerce, trade, and free enterprise. As Western Canada's largest, most active, most engaged business organization, The Vancouver Board of Trade strives to enable and empower its members to succeed, grow and prosper in the global economy. For more information, visit boardoftrade.com.

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