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Ducey heading to Canada on economic development mission

Gov. Doug Ducey (Photo by Gary Grado, Arizona Capitol Times)

Gov. Doug Ducey (Photo by Gary Grado, Arizona Capitol Times)

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is headed to Canada as leader of an economic development mission that aims to boost the state’s image for Canadian investors.

Ducey will meet with Canadian political and business leaders during the four-day trip that kicks off Tuesday. He’s accompanied by several business leaders, including the president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the president of Tucson Electric Power.

Ducey plans to meet with Ontario’s premier and deliver an address at the Canadian Club of Toronto, among other meetings. He also will ring the bell to open the Toronto Stock exchange on Thursday.

The governor’s office says Canada is Arizona’s second largest trading partner.

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One comment

  1. Tell ’em about our open-carry gun laws, Doug. Our rootin’-tootin’ six-shooter image will have great appeal among the Canadians. In fact, it already has, among the eco-terrorist “Canadian” mining companies fronting for their Chinese investors who are laying waste our Arizona environment and lifestyles. Who will you bring down our way next — fur trappers and tar-sands pipe-layers? Given your entourage, it appears you missed that there was a Canadian election recently. Your counterpart Harper is gone as PM. the Canadian federal government is now led by a political progressive and the country as a whole has taken a pronounced pro-reform, pro-environmental position. You, the AZ Chamber of Commerce, and TEP are going to be fish out of water.

    But good luck to you anyway. Perhaps we’ll see some positive trickle-down from Canada someday.

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