PORTAGE - Québec Minister of International Relations and Francophonie Christine St-Pierre and Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann, today announced that the Province of Québec and the State of Indiana will launch a new partnership to intensify their collaboration in Great Lakes/St. Lawrence System shipping and maritime economic development. Recent studies have shown that for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region, maritime transportation accounts for $34 billion in annual economic returns and more than 225,000 jobs.
Toronto, September 23, 2015. – Québec Premier Philippe Couillard has been selected by the Clean50 group to join the prestigious list of influential figures in Canada’s sustainable development sector in 2016. The Clean50 awards ceremony took place earlier today in Toronto.
Québec City, September 16, 2015 – The Minister of Economy, Innovation and Exports, Jacques Daoust, announces the imminent opening of a new Expansion Québec business establishment centre in Houston, Texas.
QUÉBEC, Sept. 17, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, David Heurtel, announces that he will soon hold a consultation on a proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target in the order of 37.5% below 1990 levels by 2030, which would be the most ambitious target in all of Canada.
The Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness, Kathleen Weil, and the Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Christine St-Pierre, unveiled the exceptional measures that Québec will be putting in place to welcome more refugees, in particular Syrian refugees, and to support the efforts of Québec international cooperation organizations that are working on the ground. “The death of young Aylan Kurdi sends a message that we must respond to the plight of all the innocent children who are victims of an armed conflict that has so far forced over four million Syrian civilians to flee the country. We have been working for several months on this issue, notably in collaboration with my colleague the Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity, Sam Hamad, and the exceptional measures that we propose today respond to the demands of Quebecers who want to do more to help the Syrian refugees who are scattered throughout several countries,” said Minister Kathleen Weil.
QUÉBEC, Aug. 25, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, David Heurtel, announces the results of the August 18, 2015 auction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission credits, which was held jointly with California. This was the fourth joint auction held since the Québec and California markets were linked on January 1, 2014.
The Québec government is proud to have capitalized on Quebec’s know-how in fighting forest fires with the Los Angeles County Fire Department for over 20 years, and this, to the benefit of the population of Los Angeles County (LACoDD).
Québec City, July 13, 2015 – “We are taking yet another significant step today in the Nation-to-Nation relations between Québec and the Cree.” It is in these terms that Québec Premier Philippe Couillard welcomed Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Matthew Coon Come at the ceremony at which a new partnership and collaboration agreement was signed. For this occasion, minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks Laurent Lessard, Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change David Heurtel, Minister responsible for Native Affairs Geoffrey Kelley, and Minister responsible for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs and the Canadian Francophonie Jean-Marc Fournier accompanied the Premier.
Toronto, le 8 juillet 2015. – Dans le cadre du Sommet des Amériques sur le climat, qui se déroule à Toronto, du 7 au 9 juillet, le premier ministre du Québec, Philippe Couillard, a annoncé que le Québec adhérait à la coalition d’États fédérés et de régions signataires du Protocole d’accord sur le leadership climatique mondial, aussi appelé « Under 2 Memorandum of Understanding » (Under 2 MOU).
Montréal, June 29, 2015 – “I am announcing today a series of measures that will enable us to benefit fully and sustainably from our maritime potential and make Québec a special gateway for major markets in northeastern North America. We have been working for several months on the strategy, which has been eagerly-awaited, first by a number of partners and investors that we met during missions abroad but also by Québec businesses and many Quebecers who live in the regions where spinoff will be especially apparent. It is a project that will mobilize Québec as a whole and that will have extensive economic, social and environmental benefits,” Québec Premier Philippe Couillard noted at the launching of the firstMaritime Strategy in Québec’s history and the unveiling of the 2015-2020 Action Plan.
Dans le cadre de la conférence C2 Montréal, la ministre des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie, Christine St-Pierre, a présidé un atelier d’échange et de réflexion sur le rayonnement international du Québec animé par François Forget, vice-président stratégie et associé chez Sid Lee.
ROME, May 26, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard, welcomes Québec's membership in the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC). The CPLC is an initiative of the World Bank that brings together leaders from government, business and civil society with the goal of implementing effective carbon pricing policies.
Québec, May 7, 2015 – Back from a mission to the Western United States and Mexico, the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, David Heurtel, proudly observed great interest in Québec’s climate change initiatives– especially the carbon market, which was set up with California as part of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI).
The Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, David Heurtel, will speak at Navigating the American Carbon World, one of the largest conferences on carbon markets in North America. Organized by the Climate Action Reserve (CAR), the event will be held from April 28 to 30 in Los Angeles.
Every year in March, Francophone culture is celebrated throughout the World. This celebration of the month of Francophonie brings together peoples, groups, communities, and people who have a common interest: French language.