Pierre Arcand, Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, took part in workshops on energy and climate change held during the 25th TransAmerica Conference on Canadian-American relations, organized by the Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange. Held in Ottawa, the conference was attended by Canadian parliamentarians and government ministers, members of the diplomatic corps, academics and members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Minister Arcand had an opportunity to speak with representatives Richard Neal (Democrat, Massachusetts), Douglas Lamborn (Republican, Colorado) and Rush Holt (Democrat, New Jersey). “Our intent is to work with the American states to reduce fossil fuel consumption and transition towards a green-powered economy,” said the Minister.
During his one-on-one meetings and in the course of his speech, Minister Arcand explained what Québec is doing to position itself as a leader in the energy field, while building a sound basis for economic growth. He also stressed Québec’s hydroelectric capacity and spoke about the project of developing a new transmission line toward the New England states.
Founded in 1978, the Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange is a non-partisan, non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to promote awareness of topical international issues.
Minister Arcand’s speech at the TransAmerica Conference
MRNF – Québec’s energy strategy, 2006-2015
Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange