Minister Christine St-Pierre participated in her first international mission in conjunction with the executive meeting of the Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) on April 25 and 26 in Chicago. At this meeting, the governors and premiers officially set the next Summit of the Council of Great Lakes Governors for 2015 in Québec.
Photo from left to right: Minister Christine St-Pierre, Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan, Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois, and Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin
“I am thrilled that the Governors want to hold the conference in Québec, where I am certain we will make great strides in our projects," said Minister St-Pierre.
While attending the CGLG meeting, Minister St-Pierre shared Québec’s vision of the key economic and maritime issues in the region, at a time when the Québec government is planning to develop a maritime strategy.
The Minister also spoke to governors Pat Quinn (Illinois), Rick Snyder (Michigan) and Scott Walker (Wisconsin).
In 2013, trade between Québec and the 12 U.S. Midwestern states reached over $17 billion.
About the CGLG
The CGLG is a regional forum for the eight Great Lakes states (New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota) in addition to Québec and Ontario. The purpose of the council is to rally policymakers and economic decision-makers in the region to achieve specific economic and environmental goals.