European Union External Action

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on official visit to Canada

Ottawa – European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström will make an official visit to Canada on 20-21 March, her first as Trade Commissioner. The two-day visit includes stops in Toronto and Ottawa and aims to advance the implementation of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

During her visit, Commissioner Malmström will hold meetings with the Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, International Trade Minister, and with various EU and Canadian business leaders and businesses gearing up for CETA implementation. Highlights of her visits also include keynote speeches at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto and at an event hosted by Canada 2020 in Ottawa.


Toronto, Ontario

20 March 2017


*Please note time change for media availability at Munk School of Global Affairs


Event: Visits to Toronto businesses preparing for CETA implementation

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Freda's European fashion boutique owned and operated by a mother-daughter team of entrepreneurs from Cyprus

86 Bathurst St.


Time: 11 a.m.  

Location: TORP Design: Danish furniture, jewellery and accessories showroom and shop

245 Davenport Road #200


  • Photo opportunities    


Event: Keynote address: "EU Trade Policy in a More Protectionist World"

Media availability: 1:30 p.m.

Speech:  2 p.m.

Location: The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs

                  1 Devonshire Place


  • Photo opportunity   
  • Open coverage


*Note: The Commissioner’s speech will be published online after the event here.


Ottawa, Ontario

21 March 2017


Event: Canada 2020 keynote address "Constructing CETA: Canada, the European Union & Progressive Trade in the 21st Century"

Time: 10:45 a.m.  

Location: Lord Elgin Hotel/Pearson Ballroom, 100 Elgin St.

  • Photo opportunity   
  • Open coverage & media availability following speech


  • Media are required to carry their press accreditation/photo ID.




Diodora Bucur, EU Delegation Press Officer: 613-563-6354.

Joakim Larsson, Trade Commissioner Spokesman: /+32 498 96 92 63

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