Canada’s international merchandise trade, April 2013 statistics

Canada’s merchandise imports rose 1.2% in April, while exports edged down 0.2%. As a result, our trade deficit with the world deepened from $3 million in March to $567 million in April.

Imports rose for a fourth consecutive month to a record high of $40.8 billion (+ 1.5%), with energy products, motor vehicles and parts and minerals leading the increase. Exports edged down to $40.3 billion (-0.7%) , as decreases in metal ores and non-metallic minerals, energy products, and industrial machinery and parts were partially offset by a large increase in mineral products. Continue reading

Tri-Nations Beer & Cheese

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On June 4, join us in the first Tri-Nations Beer & Cheese with the Dutch and Swiss Chambers of Commerce.

* Open Beer Bar

* Stella Artois demo, competition + InBev Labatt prizes

Date & time: June 4, 2013, 6pm-9pm
Location: InBev Labatt – 207 Queens Quay W Suite 299, Toronto ON, M5J 1A7             

The first networking, mix & mingle event with 3 partners: BCBC, CNBPA, and SCCC. $20 for members, $30 for non-members (includes snacks + open beer bar)

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BIB with Scotiabank and Aird & Berlis LLP

“Belgians in Business BIB” series.  With Fabiola Sicard, Director, Multicultural Banking, Scotiabank and Donald B. Johnston, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP, as keynote speakers.

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Our BIB series allow BCBC members to share with other executives the key elements of their success, providing them with information and tools that will help them succeed in Canada.

On this occasion, our speakers explored the differences between Belgium / Europe and Canada, and how to leverage this association. Click here for Fabiola Sicard Soctiabank BCBC May 13  presentation and click here for Donald B. Johnston Aird & Berlis LLP – Privacy Presentation BCBC

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Belgians in Business – May 7, 2013

Join us at the Courtyard Marriott on May 7th at 6:30pm for the fourth edition of our very successful “Belgians in Business BIB” series.  Our keynote speakers are:

Fabiola Sicard, Director, Multicultural Banking, Scotiabank

– Donald B. Johnston, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP.

Our BIB series allow BCBC members to share with other executives the key elements of their success, providing them with information and tools that will help them succeed in Canada.

On this occasion, our speakers will explore the differences between Belgium / Europe and Canada, and how to leverage this association.

More details and pictures of the event…

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