In fact, you are correct. Attracting investments is certainly a part of the duties of the trade delegates in our embassies and consulates abroad. When you compare Canada to other countries, you can see that the number of agencies working to promote investment has increased by 50% over the past 10 years.
I think that at this time, Canada is disadvantaged as compared to other countries. Investment promotion agencies abroad often have more resources. They also provide a single wicket that allows them to serve investors on site.
If foreign investors want to know more about the Canadian business climate and about certain programs, the agency that will be created could act as a single wicket. It could provide access to those services and promote Canada abroad in a more persuasive way.