Canada Interested in Investing in BC (El Sol de Tijuana, 1/15/13)

Tijuana, BC - Baja California and Canada strengthened their bonds of cooperation, following a meeting between the Governor of the State, Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan and the Ambassador of Canada in Mexico, Sara Hradecky, where they discussed issues of economic development, as well as security and justice.

The meeting was conducted at the Office of the Executive in Tijuana. Secretaries of Economic Development (Sedeco) and Tourism (Secture), Alejandro Mungaray Lagarda and Juan Tintos Funcke, respectively, were present. Osuna Millan shared efforts that her Government undertook from some years ago in support of innovative projects and development in the State through resource grant requests made by the Sedeco.

The State Governor mentioned such strategy is called Triple Helix, which brings together the Government of the State, entrepreneurs and academic sectors in commitments to science and technology that generate better paying jobs and at higher levels. During the meeting Canadian tourist visits to Baja California were a highlight; having them learn about BC’s history, gastronomy, its deserts and its beaches.

In the field of security and justice, the Chief Executive emphasized the comprehensive projects designed with the support of the Federal Government in search of achieving a "reengineered system". Hence, it began with a front of fighting crime, the restoration and renewal of institutions, as well as the creation of a single command.

He noted that 1,000 applicants enter the Police Academy but only 80 people are properly selected and during their stay they have a history review. Meanwhile, those who were already in the ranks of the police have gone through tests of control and confidence. Governor Osuna mentioned that all these advances allow for the tranquility of citizens, which a few years ago did not exist. Even Mexicans who went to the United States have already returned to the State.

The Ambassador of Canada in Mexico, Sara Hradecky congratulated the State Governor for the achievements and progress in the different topics, as well as the changes generated. In addition, it was reported that Canadian established companies in Baja California which demonstrates the interest of Canadians by investing in this area of the country.

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