The CL-415 air tanker operated by the Government Air Service piqued the interest of the parliamentarians. Photo: François Boutin, MRNF
A group of Australian parliamentarians headed by the President of the Federal Senate of Australia, John Joseph Hogg, made a visit to Québec City on April 20. Meetings held with representatives of the Québec government during the visit enabled Québec to promote its advantages as a partner of interest when it comes to fighting forest fires, developing the mining sector and administering Aboriginal affairs.
The Australian parliamentarians likewise met with representatives from the Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones, the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune and the Ministère des Relations internationales in addition to being received in the National Assembly by the Assembly’s President, Yvon Vallières.