The Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB – Brussels Transport Company) has confirmed the acquisition of 65 new FLEXITY Outlook trams. The order boosts the total number of Bombardier trams operated by the Belgian capital to 220.
The Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, carried out an official mission to the state of Vermont on Friday, November 5, 2010.
Sam Hamad, the Minister of Transport, was in New York City from November 14 to 16 to attend a major conference of the US High Speed Rail Association. He was accompanied by Raymond Chrétien, the Government of Québec’s emissary to promote high speed rail in the United States.
According to Dr. Kantha Shelke, “maple syrup packs a powerful UMAMI punch” which she believes can play a role in maintaining healthy weight and a healthy diet. Dr. Shelke has a Ph.D. in Cereal Chemistry and Technology and MS degrees in Food Science and Nutrition and Organic Chemistry of Natural Products.
The President and CEO of Hudson Institute, Kenneth R. Weinstein, was in Québec on November 8 and 9. His visit included meetings with Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, and Pierre Arcand, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks.
Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, the Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, began a mission to the State of Vermont today. During her visit, she will meet with various political representatives and raise a number of topics that are priorities for the Québec Government’s U.S. Strategy.
Chong Hoon Kim, Consul General of the Republic of Korea, who took up his duties recently in Montréal, was in Québec City on November 3 for an official visit. The South Korean representative met with Premier Jean Charest and Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie.
Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, took part in an activity yesterday at the city hall in Quebec City to honour the fiftieth anniversary of Japan’s consulate in Québec.
Don't miss the Silk Road Theatre Project's critically acclaimed production of Wajdi Mouawad's Scorched, directed by Dale Heinen.
Tickets are available on SRTP's website and associates of the Quebec Government Office in Chicago receive a 20% discount on tickets by entering the code QUEBEC at check out.
In its October issue, FOCALPoint spotlights Québec’s engagement in the Americas. Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, the Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, contributed to this commemorative issue, which pays tribute to the 20th anniversary of Canada’s permanent membership in the Organization of American States (OAS).
Over 130 hotel and restaurant chefs, culinologists (food product research and development chefs), food writers, educators, recipe developers and marketers from three influential Chicagoland chapters of national food organizations (American Culinary Federation Windy City Chapter, Research Chefs Association and Les Dames d’Éscoffier Chicago) gathered on Monday, October 18, at Kendall College’s Culinary School to learn why they should be doing more with maple.
Québec is taking part in the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biodiversity, which is being held in Nagoya, Japan from October 18-29, 2010. The event brings together 193 signatories of the 1992 Convention on the Protection of Biodiversity (also known as the Rio Convention). Québec is participating within the Canadian delegation.
With the appointment of Jean-Marie Zeitouni as music director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the addition of Jean-Philippe Tremblay to the Columbia Artists Management roster, young Québec conductors continue to shine in the U.S.
Québec will host the first French Language World Form in 2012. Québec Premier Jean Charest made the announcement at the close of the Montreux Summit. The decision illustrates the confidence that Secretary General Abdou Diouf and the heads of member states and governments of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) have in Québec.
Premier Jean Charest and the Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, are attending the 13th Francophonie Summit being held in Montreux, Switzerland, until October 24. Québec’s initiatives within this multilateral organization will focus on three challenges.
Québec Premier Jean Charest spoke at the opening ceremony for Climate Week NYC, which was held in New York City on September 20. He took the opportunity to promote Québec’s leadership in the fight against climate change and to focus attention on the environment and green technology industry’s growing role in Québec. Mr. Charest was accompanied by Pierre Arcand, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks.