Visit by Minister of State Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne in Canada [fr]
Minister of State Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne was in Canada from October 29 to 31 in connection with the implementation of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Focus on his trip to Toronto on October 31st, which came right after the publication of the action plan presented by the French government on October 25.
During his visit in Toronto, the Minister met with Hon. Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade of the Government on Ontario to discuss new economic opportunities offered by CETA. He also spoke at the Toronto Global Forum as part of a roundtable on economic francophonie, chaired by the Minister of Francophone Affairs of the Ontarian Government Mrs. Marie-France Lalonde.
At MaRS Discovery District, Canada’s largest startup incubator, Mr. Lemoyne attended the signature ceremony of an agreement between the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and MaRS, aimed at facilitating partnerships between incubators in France and Ontario, and foster business development in France and Ontario for startups of both jurisdictions.
The Minister met with consular counsellors to discuss the daily life and access to public service of French citizens in the area, and exchanged with CEOs of French and Canadian companies established in Toronto and involved in the creation of a new Franco-Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Toronto.