Tilson meets with polish ambassador

March 10, 2011
OTTAWA – David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, met in Ottawa today with the Ambassador of Poland to Canada, His Excellency Zenon Kosiniak-Kamysz, to discuss bilateral matters as well as larger issues affecting Canada-European Union relations.

“As President of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association, I take advantage of my time in Ottawa to meet with representatives from the European Union whenever possible on matters of interest to Canada and the EU,” stated Mr. Tilson. “Poland is our largest trading partner in Eastern Europe, with almost $1 billion in annual bilateral trade, so staying abreast of Poland’s views can have direct impact here at home.”

Poland will assume the rotating Presidency of the European Union in the coming months and as such, it is important for Canadian Parliamentarians to stay abreast of Poland’s priorities.  In light of this upcoming new role for Poland, Members of Parliament and Senators from the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association will be visiting Warsaw, Poland in April to engage with their elected counterparts on a wide range of issues.

Canada is home to a vibrant community of over 980,000 Polish-Canadians who have made a rich contribution to Canada over many years. The relationship is founded on growing trade and investment opportunities, increasing military cooperation and many academic programmes and exchanges.