Toronto9web team): PM Narendra Modi addresses the Indian community at the Ricoh Coliseum (Toronto). Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper have agreed to encourage visits by parliamentary delegations of both nations, recognising the role of people-to-people ties in the relationship between New Delhi and Ottawa.
In the joint statement released by the two leaders, Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Harper appreciated the growing community of more than one million Canadians of Indian origin and their contributions to both societies. The two leaders emphasised the need to further invigorate bilateral people-to-people contacts and welcomed progress towards the renewal of an MoU on Cultural Cooperation between Canada and India, and Canada’s proposal to hold the Year of Canada in India in 2017.
7:02 IST Thursday, 16 April 2015
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PM Modi and PM Harper arrive at the venue.
Day 2 : Modi in Canada
PM Modi, PM Harper arrive in Toronto
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, travelling from Ottawa with his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper, along with the latter’s wife Laureen on the same aircraft.
The two leaders were greeted by a large number of the Indian community in Toronto, who clicked photos and shouted “Modi, Modi”, before shaking hands with their favourite politician.
Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Harper also witnessed a troupe of artistes dancing to popular Bollywood tunes, with a large number of Indian and Canadian flags flying.
PM Modi, PM Harper share aircraft to Toronto
In a break from protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper, along with the latter’s wife Laureen on Wednesday travelled from Ottawa to Toronto on the same aircraft.
In Toronto, Prime Minister Modi will attend a reception hosted by Prime Minister Harper at the Ricoh Colliseum, before attending a dinner hosted by the Indian High Commissioner to Canada Vishnu Prakash for the Indian Diaspora in the North American country.
Day 1: Modi in Canada
22:50 IST Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Modi calls for UN resolution to unitedly fight terrorism
Amid growing threat of terrorism worldwide, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for a UN resolution to unitedly fight against the menace and its support base as he condemned the terror attack on Canada's Parliament Hill last year.
"All those who believe in humanism should unite to fight against terrorism. There is a need for a UN resolution to fight terrorism," Modi said at a joint press conference with his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper here.
He said the threat of terrorism is growing; its shadow extends over cities and lives across the world. "Terrorism has transcended borders. We have to unite to fight terrorism. Terrorism has no race or colour. If we have to fight terrorism then the world should be given a message under the umbrella of UN," said Modi.
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20:25 IST Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Canada inks US $254 million deal to supply uranium to India for five years
Canada will supply uranium to energy-starved India beginning this year over a period of five years, a decision which was termed as a launch of a new era of bilateral cooperation and mutual trust by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Under an agreement signed on Wednesday after comprehensive talks Modi had with his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper, Cameco Corporation will supply 3,000 metric tonnes of uranium over five years to India at an estimated cost of USD 254 million.
The supply will start from this year, highly placed sources said. Canada is the third country to supply uranium to India after Russia and Kazakhstan. The supplies will be under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards.
PM Modi, Canadian PM Harper issue joint statement in Ottawa
19:00 IST Wednesday, 15 April 2015
India, Canada to resume cooperation in nuclear sector: PM Modi
India and Canada will resume commercial cooperation in the civil nuclear energy sector after decades, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday while hoping his visit would act as a "springboard" for taking the bilateral relationship to a new level.
"During this visit, our two countries will resume commercial cooperation in civil nuclear energy after decades. This will be a defining symbol of our mutual trust and understanding, and of our willingness to look beyond the boundaries of the past to the opportunities of the future," Modi wrote in an opinion piece in the Canadian paper The Globe and Mail.
13:03 IST Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Stephen Harper to accompany PM Modi to Kanishka bombing memorial
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi goes to pay tribute to the victims of the 1985 Air India–Kanishka bombing memorial in Toronto on April 16, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will in all likelihood, accompany him.
If this happens it will send out a strong signal to people of all communities that India and Canada have one view when it comes to terrorism of any and all nature.
7:12 IST Wednesday, 15 April 2015
A significant aspect of the three-day visit will be Modi's meeting with top officials of Canada's Pension Fund with focus on inviting them to India. Modi will hold talks with his counterpart Stephen Harper to discuss how the relationship could be taken forward. He will also address Canadian business leaders. Modi's focus will be on several areas like energy, which is "a major aspect", besides agriculture, skill development and education.
7:10 IST Wednesday, 15 April 2015
PM Modi reaches Canada; to focus on energy, investments
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a warm welcome from the Indian community outside the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa. The people waving the Indian tricolour reached out to shake hands with the visiting Prime Minister, with chants of ‘Modi, Modi’. Prime Minister Modi later shook hands with some people.
First Indian PM on a stand alone bilateral visit in 42 years