Minister launches new agency, Invest in Canada, to pursue investors

International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is rolling out a new investment agency designed to promote Canada as a destination for investors.

Invest in Canada will be led by Cirque du Soleil's Mitch Garber and political adviser Ian McKay

International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is rolling out a new investment agency designed to promote Canada as a destination for investors with two top businessmen to run it. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press)

International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is rolling out a new investment agency designed to promote Canada as a destination for investors.

He has named two top businessmen to run it.

He says Invest in Canada will be led by Mitch Garber as board chair and Ian McKay as CEO.

Garber is a business executive and philanthropist who is a co-investor and chairperson of Cirque du Soleil.

McKay is a businessman and a former political adviser to federal Liberal cabinet ministers.

Champagne says Invest in Canada and its dedicated team of trade commissioners will help investors navigate the ins and outs of investing here.