February 9, 2001
IQALUIT Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik is off to China.
Okalik is accompanying Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and the other provincial and territorial premiers on Team Canadas nine-day trade mission to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
The government leaders will also be joined by approximately 300 Canadian business people and entrepreneurs.
Okalik arrives in China Feb. 9. While there he will be exploring Chinese demand for seal-oil and other seal products, as well as for other items Nunavut could market to the worlds most populous country.