DSF Associate’s Involvement in Economic Consultation

February 4th, 2013 by Meliha Waddell

Florendo Llameg and Tony Clement

On January 21, 2013, an associate from Devry Smith Frank LLP, Florendo Llameg, had the privilege to attend a roundtable discussion of Canada’s economic issues at the McGregor Park Community Centre in Toronto. The invitation to the event was made by the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, to members of the Toronto Philippine business community. As a member of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce – Toronto, Florendo Llameg attended the event as part of the Harper Government’s economic consultations. The local consultation was aimed at harnessing valuable input from hard-working entrepreneurs, professionals and business owners who invest, innovate and create jobs in Canada. In attendance from the government in addition to Minister Clement were Roxanne James, Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre, and Joe Daniel, Member of Parliament for Don Valley East. The President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce- Toronto, Oswald Tugadi had the following words in response to the roundtable invitation: “I believe that this is the first time that we, Filipino Canadians, will have an opportunity to have input in such an exercise.” Furthermore, Florendo Llameg enjoyed the opportunity to represent his local community and participate in a discussion of economic growth in Canada.

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