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  • 28 Jun 2012
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    Major archeological operation at Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan

    Christine St-Pierre, the Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women, accompanied by Peter A. O’Donohue, the Consul General of the United States, announced on June 14 that the Government of Québec was authorizing an archeological operation on a WWII wreck discovered in 2009 in the St. Lawrence River off Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan.

  • 26 Jun 2012
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    Québec, Vermont and New York discuss cross-border security

    The Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars hosted a conference on Canada-U.S. regional cross-border public security collaboration in Washington, D.C., on June 14. Before a packed house at the Wilson Center, Mathieu Ferland (Sûreté du Québec), James Horton (New York State Office of Counter Terrorism) and Michael J. Manning (Vermont State Police) discussed the real impact of cross-border collaboration between Québec and its U.S. neighbours with respect to preventing criminal activity in northeastern North America.

  • 26 Jun 2012
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    Bavarian businesses and researchers show interest in Plan Nord

    Québec Minister of Transport Pierre Moreau participated in the Plan Nord Seminar in Munich on June 18, organized by the Québec Government Office in collaboration with the Bavarian Industry Association. The event was an extension of Québec Premier Jean Charest’s promotional tour of the Plan Nord in Germany in June, 2011. Over 150 people attended presentations and round tables on the business and research opportunities afforded by this large-scale project.

  • 22 Jun 2012
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    12th Meeting of Québec-Bavaria Working Group in Munich

    The 12th Meeting of the Québec-Bavaria Working Group was held in Munich on June 15. For 2012-2014, 54 projects were selected in the following areas: politics, administration, economy, science, technology, the environment, education, youth, culture and society. The Meeting was co-chaired by Marc Croteau, Deputy Minister of International Relation of Québec, and Jörg Vogel, Head of International Relations at the Bavarian State Chancellery.

  • 21 Jun 2012
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    Visit by Maine representatives

    Five members of the Maine Canadian Legislative Advisory Commission (MCLAC) were in Québec from June 12 to 15 to take part in high-level meetings to strengthen ties between Maine and Québec in areas of mutual interest, notably energy and economic development.

  • 19 Jun 2012
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    Plan Nord transition office created

    Premier Jean Charest and Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife and Minister responsible for the Plan Nord Clément Gignac announced the creation of a transition office for the Plan Nord. The office will be set up to take charge in the short term of the mandates and responsibilities that will eventually be handed over to the Société du Plan Nord.

  • 15 Jun 2012
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    Hélène Lord’s Infinite City exhibition on show in London

    The London public had a chance to discover the Infinite City exhibition at Vyner Street Gallery in London June 7 to 12, 2012, including a watercolour by multidisciplinary Québec artist Hélène Lord, who was in residence at the Québec Studio in London. Composed of a series of small scenes, the mosaic shows the places visited by the artist during her six-month stay in the English capital.

  • 14 Jun 2012
    / On the agenda

    Washington DC discusses urban development with Montréal

    Some thirty representatives from the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) were in Washington DC from June 5 to 7. The theme of the mission was urban development with an emphasis on public transit infrastructures (Transit-Oriented Development, or TOD). The group composed of mayors, municipal councillors and Government of Québec and municipal representatives was headed by Longueuil Mayor Caroline St-Hilaire.

  • 7 Jun 2012
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    Young artists wanted for the cultural competitions of the Jeux de la Francophonie 2013

    Nice will host the 7th Jeux de la Francophonie from September 6 to 15, 2013. Québec is looking for young Quebecers to represent it in the cultural competitions of these games. The candidates selected by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) will join more than 3,000 young people from 75 different Francophonie member states and governments at this event, which is intended to bring together the world’s French-speaking people.

  • 7 Jun 2012
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    Roundtable to mark 10th anniversary of Québec-British Council Declaration

    Six playwrights, translators and artistic directors from the United Kingdom, Québec and the Americas were invited to share their views on playwriting at a roundtable held on May 30 at the Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec.

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