French Ambassador’s visit to Saskatchewan
From May 3-5 2015, his Excellency Nicolas Chapuis, French Ambassador to Canada paid his first official visit to Saskatchewan. Mr. Jean-Christophe Fleury, consul general of France in Vancouver, was also there.
- His Excellency Nicolas Chapuis, French Ambassador to Canada and the Honourable Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan
Mr. Chapuis met Prime minister Honourable Brad Wall; Her Honour the Honourable Vaugh Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan; Honourable Kevin Doherty, Minister of Advanced Education; Honourable Jeremy Harrison, Minister responsible for Immigration, Trade, Innovation and Tourism; Honourable Bill Boyd, Minister of hte Economy; Honourable Dan d’Autremont, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly; Mr. Cam Swan, Deputy Minister of the Environment; Mr. D. Wayne Elhard, Legislative Secretary for International and Diplomatic Engagement.
On top of the discussions regarding education and business-related cooperation between France and Saskatchewan, Mr. Chapuis also highlighted the role of the province in fighting the negative impacts of climate change. The recognition of profesional qualifications was also one of the main topics to be discussed with the provincial officials.
During his encounter with the Lieutenant Governor, the ambassador bestowed four Legions of honor to four Canadian veterans who landed on Normandy beaches in 1944.
The ceremony has been covered by local media:
- ‘Gretzky of trade deals’ slowly nearing completion, Leader Post, May 8 2015
- 4 vétérans de la Saskatchewan décorés de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur, ICI Radio-Canada Saskatchewan, May 4 2015
- Nouvel ambassadeur de France au Canada, Point du jour, ICI Radio-Canada, May 5 2015