April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018
“I would like to thank President Macron for his warm welcome. Canada and France have a close relationship and share an ambitious vision of how we can create economic growth that benefits everyone and shape our world for the better. Now, thanks to the France-Canada Partnership on climate and the environment and the new cultural initiative, we will be working even more closely together to fight climate change, further strengthen our cultural ties and build a better future for people in both countries.”— Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
- Canada and France have a long-standing, solid relationship based on a common history and language, shared values, and diversified collaboration on economic, social, political and security issues.
- CETA has shown its benefits even during its provisional implementation. In 2017, imports into Canada from France grew by 4 percent from the previous year, and Canadian investment in France increased by 23 percent. CETA represents the future of our stronger economic partnership based on common values and goals.
- The France-Canada Partnership on climate and the environment will support and accelerate achievement of Paris Agreement targets thanks to concrete measures, such as mobilizing global players to promote carbon pricing and encouraging energy efficiency and reduce emissions in the land, marine and air transport sectors, with the aim of making this agreement in principle a reality.
- This is the first time a Canadian head of state has been asked to speak inside the Assemblée Nationale (also known as the hemicycle) in front of all its members.
- In Paris, at a ceremony to rekindle the flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Prime Minister will pay homage to the sacrifice and courage of the thousands of Canadians who gave their lives on French soil during the two World Wars.
- In the company of Isabelle Hudon, Ambassador of Canada to France and Monaco, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the new chancery, to open officially on May 2. The chancery will provide a more suitable and modern space for Canadian culture in France by housing the embassy and the Canadian Cultural Centre under the same roof.