That is the subject that will be broached by Mr Guy Quaden, Governor of the National Bank of Belgium, member of the Governing Council and of the General Council of the European Central Bank during a talk with lunch organised by the Conseil des Relations internationals de Montréal (CORIM) on 13 May in the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal.
In an interview granted to the magazine Civique, Mark Crispel, head of the Sint-Pieters-Leeuw police zone and François Charpentier, assistant executive director of the Sûreté du Québec, spoke about the links between their respective police forces and an interesting cooperation project currently under way.
Without making headlines or stirring up the slightest controversy, Canada and Europe are engaged in negotiations leading up to what a Canadian federal minister calls “the most ambitious trade agreement we’ve ever had.”
Katerine Verebély, a 27-year-old Canadian reporter, has been singled out for the 2010 René Payot Award, presented by the French, Belgian, Swiss and Canadian French-language public radio networks. The jury was made up of 12 representatives of the participating radio networks (three per network), who were highly impressed by Katerine Verebély’s professional qualities, well-prepared file and masterly presentation.
On April 15, Premier Jean Charest welcomed the CEO of The Climate Group, Steve Howard. Founded in 2004, The Climate Group is an independent organization based in London that collaborates with multinationals, municipalities and the governments of federated states and regions to combat climate change.
The world’s largest manufacturer of fiber optic sensors for civil engineering applications and the world’s leading provider of geosynthetics are collaborating in the development of a unique geotextile monitoring solution (TenCate GeoDetect®) that will provide unprecedented detail about the properties of embankments, slopes, walls, levees, roads, rails and other earth structures. Customers will benefit from the real-time monitoring of every square meter of land for ground movement, soil erosion, settlement and other changes.
With partnership support from the Namur provincial economic bureau (BEP), ProFish Technology is an upcoming Namur company that develops technologies to protect fish threatened by industrial water intakes. It has recently entered into a partnership with Québec-based Genivar, a consulting engineering firm with an environmental focus.
Québec puppeteers’ creativity and know-how were in the spotlight on March 25 in Barcelona. The exhibition Une Fenêtre ouverte sur les marionnettes du Québec “(“An open window on Québec puppets”), prepared by the Association québécoise des marionnettistes (AQM), opened the premiere edition of the Títelles Objetes Teatre (T•O•T) festival in the Catalonian capital. The premiere edition of the festival drew thousands of visitors of all ages.