On June 22, Premier Jean Charest officially launched a series of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Quiet Revolution, the historical period from 1960 to 1970 during which Québec created a number of its key institutions and rose to the status of a modern state.
The Ouranos Consortium and UQAM’s ESCER Centre have received $14.4 million in financial support for climate science research from Clément Gignac, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, and Line Beauchamp, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks. The investment is part of the 2006-2012 action plan.
Approximately 1,000 representatives of civil society organizations from around the world will be attending the World Assembly of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, which will be held from August 20-23 in Montreal. The Government of Québec will be associated with this event, which is organized in partnership with the New World Institute (INM).
Québec City had three days to win over the jury assigned to choosing the host city for the summer 2016 edition of the Universal Forum of Cultures. Québec is in the running against Amman, Jordan, and Cape Town, South Africa. The name of the host city will be announced this coming December during the closing ceremony at the Valparaiso Forum.
Clément Gignac, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, has released the 2010-2013 version of the Québec Research and Innovation Strategy. Subtitled “Mobilize, Innovate, Prosper,” the updated Strategy earmarks over $1.16 billion in investments.
A small Québec mining company could be on the verge of creating a lot of jobs in a region that definitely needs them, the Gaspé Peninsula. At the same time, it could boost the local content of aluminum produced in Québec. Montréal-based Exploration Orbite, which is listed on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange, hopes to extract alumina from the aluminous clay found in abundance in Gaspé’s Grande-Vallée area.
Some 20 Québec-based companies, including Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney Canada, CAE and Bell Helicopter, will be taking part in the Farnborough International Airshow (United Kingdom). Running from July 19-25, 2010, the event is expected to draw 280,000 visitors.
Special financial support in the amount of $10,000 for the Regroupement des organismes canado-haïtiens pour le développement (ROCAHD) was announced today by the Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie, Pierre Arcand. The funds will be used to assess the needs and priorities of partners in Haiti.
The 13th World Human Resources Congress will be held in Montréal from September 27 to 29, 2010. The Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec (OCRHAQ) has been designated to organize this prestigious international event.
The signing of three new agreements by three Québec educational institutions and Shinshu University (Nagano Prefecture) provides further confirmation that the nanotechnology sector is one of the most active in terms of Québec-Japan relations and high-tech research.
Establishments specializing in multimedia production in Québec generated $1.1 billion in total gross revenue in 2007-2008, according to data compiled by the Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ), released Wednesday by the Observatoire de la culture et des communications du Québec (OCCQ). Some $935 million of this revenue was linked specifically to multimedia production.
Québec’s National Holiday was an especially memorable occasion for Pascal Potier, winner of an eight-day trip for two to Québec, who received his prize from Gina Verkouter, Air Canada Sales Manager for Belgium and Luxembourg.
Premier Jean Charest will be undertaking an official visit to France on June 29-30, accompanied by Pierre Arcand, Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie. The visit will focus on major bilateral and multilateral issues of concern to Québec and France.
The Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie, Pierre Arcand, is pleased with the meetings he had with influential figures from the political, economic and institutional sectors during his mission to Des Moines, Boston, Washington D.C. and New York. The mission’s purpose was primarily to further advance plans for a high-speed train, increase awareness about Québec’s hydroelectricity as a clean, renewable energy source and promote the opening of markets.