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The Honourable Christian Paradis, Canadian Minister of Industry and Minister of State to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell




The Honourable Christian Paradis, Canadian Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture), will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to officially ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell.   


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Thursday, December 1st, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET      


Richard Walker

Director of Communications

Office of the Honourable Christian Paradis

Minister of Industry

(613) 995-9001

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

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About Christian Paradis:

Christian Paradis was named Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture) on May 18, 2011. Previously, Mr. Paradis was Minister of Natural Resources (appointed in January 2010) and held ministerial responsibilities for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec. His earlier appointments also included Minister of Public Works and Government Services in June 2008 and Secretary of State (Agriculture) in January 2007. Mr. Paradis was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006 and re-elected in 2008 and 2011.

Prior to his election to Parliament, Mr. Paradis had a legal practice specializing in corporate law.

He has been actively involved in several support groups and charitable organizations, including the Rotary Club of Thetford Mines.

Mr. Paradis graduated from the Universite de Sherbrooke in civil law and holds a graduate degree in corporate law from Universite Laval.

Mr. Paradis and his wife Julie have three children.


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