On April 13, 2015, the Government of Ontario announced its decision to implement a cap-and-trade system and its intention to become part of the system formed by Québec and California under the Western Climate Initiative.
The Premier of Québec, Mr. Philippe Couillard, and the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Northern Plan and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region, Mr. Pierre Arcand, on April 8, 2015, unveiled the province’s Plan Nord toward 2035, 2015-2020 Action Plan.
Philippe Couillard, Québec Premier, Iñigo Urkullu, Basque Country President and Jay Weatherill, South Australia Premier, co-chairs of The Climate Group’s States & Regions Alliance, jointly signed an open letter encouraging national government leaders to join the fight against climate change.
On March 23 and 24, 2015, The University of Vermont hosted the Power From the North conference. Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard, and Minister Pierre Arcand were in Burlington to underline the collaboration between Québec and Vermont.
Former Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean, has been named the new head of La Francophonie. Read the press release (in french only).
For more information, visit the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.