Press Release: Premier Wynne’s Israel Mission Proves Beneficial for Ontario

May 16, 2016 | Canada-Israel Cooperation, CIJA Publications, Israeli Politics, Media, Press Releases

Toronto, ON — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is currently leading a business delegation to Israel to promote the exchange of knowledge, seek opportunities for collaboration, and sign new business agreements. The Premier is joined by Minister Reza Moridi, Minister Eric Hoskins and MPP Monte Kwinter. After just two days in Israel, the delegation has already generated $87M in new agreements between Ontario and Israeli businesses and institutions. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) has numerous representatives on the mission who offer the following comments:

“This has been a remarkable 48 hours that will have a long-lasting and significant impact on the Ontario-Israel relationship, to the benefit of Ontario, Canada, and Israel,” said Joel Reitman, Co-Chair of CIJA Toronto. “CIJA is pleased to have been able to offer meaningful support to the Ontario government to ensure the success of this mission. The delegation has already announced a number of Memoranda of Understanding between companies and universities in Ontario and Israel,” said Reitman.

“This trip underscores the synergies between Canada and Israel, which are based on shared values, shared economic and social objectives, and a commitment to innovation, all in the effort to benefit both democracies and, indeed, the world,” said Sara Lefton, Vice President of CIJA Toronto.

“Israel is widely heralded as the ‘start-up nation’ and recognized as a world leader in medicine, science, and technology. By uniting the best minds in Ontario and Israel, the Premier’s delegation is already having a tangible impact in strengthening Ontario’s relationship with Israel for the benefit of Ontarians and Israelis alike,” said Lefton.


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