(Press release - Québec City, December 6, 2013) - The Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks, Yves-François Blanchet, announced last Friday the results of the Québec carbon market’s first auction of greenhouse gas emission units.
Québec shined in Los Angeles during the American Film Market (AFM) and the American Film Institute Festival (AFI FEST), which were held in the world's movie capital from October 31 to November 8, 2012.
Québec City, November 5, 2013 – The Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks, Yves-François Blanchet, and the Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade, Jean-François Lisée, are pleased to announce that the members of the National Assembly unanimously approved the Agreement between the Government of Québec and the California Air Resources Board Concerning the Harmonization and Integration of Cap-and-Trade Programs for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
Québec cinema and the Québec film industry still stand out this fall on the U.S. West Coast. Several films have been selected in major film festivals, and this year an impressive delegation of Québec companies takes part in the American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles.
The Aerospace Industry in Québec has been well represented at the 2013 edition of the National Business Aviation Association Conference (NBAA), which was held in Las Vegas from October 22 to 24. Nearly 30 companies from Québec, including 14 exhibitors took part in that event to promote their expertise with industry leaders and manufacturers.
The Quebec’s aerospace industry will be highlighted at the 2013 National Business Aviation Association Conference (NBAA), the largest meeting place for the business aviation community in North America, which will be held in Las Vegas from October 22th - 24th. 28 Québec companies will be in attendance, 14 as exhibitors, to promote their savoir faire and their expertise, and to meet with business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, and corporate aviation department personnel.
Today, Pierre Duchesne, Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, unveiled the Québec government’s National Research and Innovation Policy (PNRI) for the period from 2014 to 2019.
Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade Jean-François Lisée will be in the People’s Republic of China from October 14 to 18, accompanied by some 75 representatives from Québec companies, institutions and organizations
The Government of Québec launched its Economic Policy Putting Jobs First on October 7. One of the objectives of the policy is to attract foreign investments and stimulate exports. The policy should generate nearly $13 billion in public and private investments over the next 10 years.
"Gabrielle" by Quebec filmmaker Louise Archambault has been chosen to represent Canada at the Oscars. It’s the story of a young woman in her twenties who has Williams syndrome, and wants to live a "normal" life like her older sister.
On Tuesday at the Carbon Forum North America 2013 in Washington, DC, Yves-François Blanchet, the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks, announced the signing of an agreement to formalize the linkage of Québec and California’s cap and trade and greenhouse gas emissions exchange systems beginning January 1, 2014.
Washington, D.C., October 1, 2013 - The Québec Minister of International Relations, Francophonie and External Trade, Mr. Jean-François Lisée, the Québec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks, Mr. Yves-François Blanchet, and the Chairman of the California Air Resources Board, Ms. Mary Nichols, are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement outlining the steps and procedures to fully harmonize and integrate the cap-and-trade programs of Quebec and California. The linkage of the two programs is planned to be effective on January 1st, 2014.
Minister Lisée took advantage of his presence in New York City for an informal ministerial consultation of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (IOF) to give fresh momentum to relations between Québec and the State of New York.