Thursday, August 16, 2012

German chancellor Merkel touches down in Canada, business leaders in tow...While Europe falls apart

Team Canada, meet Team Germany.

As Chancellor Angela Merkel and Stephen Harper kicked off their two-day visit at the prime minister’s retreat Wednesday night, a major German warship-builder and a leading Canadian defence contractor were among 10 companies poised for talks of their own.

The chief executives of Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and Canada’s CAE Inc., which manufactures defence simulators, are among the 10 that will attend a Parliament Hill business luncheon Thursday with Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister Harper. Read More