Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry holds first bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce

first_imgMinister of Innovation, Science and Industry holds first bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development CanadaReadoutToday, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, met virtually with Gina Raimondo, United States Secretary of Commerce, to advance work on the Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership launched by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Joe Biden following their virtual meeting on February 23, 2021.Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, met virtually with Gina Raimondo, United States Secretary of Commerce, to advance work on the Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership launched by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Joe Biden following their virtual meeting on February 23, 2021.This first meeting between Minister Champagne and Secretary Raimondo reinforced that Canadians and Americans are stronger when they work together and collaborate on issues of mutual interest.During their exchange, they discussed how to build back better, including accelerating climate ambitions and ensuring an inclusive economic recovery. Given their respective economic mandates, Minister Champagne and Secretary Raimondo also discussed Buy America and stressed the importance of working together to advance the Roadmap commitment to launch a strategy for strengthening supply chain security, which will reinforce reliable bilateral trade and commerce and support well-paying jobs in both countries.Minister Champagne and Secretary Raimondo also discussed:Further collaboration in the medical supplies sector to create a path forward for our continued economic recovery and future pandemic preparedness.The need to work together on strengthening the Canada-U.S. Critical Minerals Action Plan on Critical Minerals Collaboration, including supporting industry on security and defence concerns, and making Canada and the U.S. global leaders in battery development and production, as well as encouraging trade competitiveness to meet our resource and technological needs today and into the future.Investment opportunities in clean growth programs to support mutual climate change priorities, specifically decarbonization goals and the adoption of zero-emission vehicles.Cooperation on science and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to boost the recovery on both sides of the border while bolstering economic, geopolitical and national security benefits.Minister Champagne and Secretary Raimondo agreed to meet regularly to continue collaborating on these shared priorities. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, artificial intelligence, Canada, climate change, Government, industry, innovation, intelligence, Investment, Justin Trudeau, President, Prime Minister, production, Secretary, security, supply chain, United Stateslast_img read more