There are "significant opportunities for greater co-operation" with India in industries like food, agriculture, energy and clean technology, says Federal Liberal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi. OTTAWA-Federal Liberal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi, fresh off a trade promotion trip to India, says a free-trade agreement with India “is high priority for our government.” Talks began with fanfare under the Conservative government led by Stephen Harper but quickly slowed as officials haggled over investor protections and thorny issues such as access for Indian temporary workers, skilled workers and visitors to Canada.
Bob Pate, president of Gujurati Culture of St. Thomas, wears a traditional dancing outfit, similar to what will be worn by some at the upcoming Grand Navaratri Garba Oct. 8. An Indian organization that represents its homeland's culture in one part of Southwestern Ontario is expanding across the region. Gujarati Culture of St. Thomas, which boasts about 100 members, is an 11-year-old organization that celebrates the culture of India, largely with ex-pats who've moved far from home.