Intergovernmental Affairs https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/departments/intergovernmental_affairs/multimedia.html Intergovernmental Affairs Visit by the consul general of South Korea https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/multimedia/mmrenderer.2024.05.2024-05-02_01.jpg.html During his first official diplomatic visit to New Brunswick, the consul general of South Korea to Canada in Montreal, Jae Wan Lee (right), met with Premier Blaine Higgs (left), as well as Public Safety Minister Kris Austin; Justice Minister Hugh J. Flemming; Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland; Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Margaret Johnson; and Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Greg Turner. Topics discussed included energy, agri-food markets, immigration and student exchange. Thu, 02 May 2024 00:00:00 AST Education agreement reached with Morocco https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2024.04.2024-04-30_01.jpeg.html The provincial government has signed a bilateral agreement on education with Morocco. Seated, from left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Bill Hogan and Chakib Benmoussa, Morroco’s minister of national education, early childhood and sport. Standing: Isabelle Valois, Canadian ambassador to Morocco. Tue, 30 April 2024 00:00:00 AST Agreements reached with Ivory Coast to improve collaboration in education, training, labour force mobility, economy and culture https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2024.04.2024-04-26_01.JPG.html The provincial government has signed two bilateral agreements with Ivory Coast focusing on economic relations, youth, education, training, professional mobility and culture. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Bill Hogan; and Ivory Coast Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Ivorians Abroad Minister Léon Kacou Adom. Fri, 26 April 2024 00:00:00 AST Group of francophone ambassadors in Canada https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2024.02.2024-02-13_01.jpg.html A group of French-speaking ambassadors to Canada are on an official visit to New Brunswick this week to promote La Francophonie and foster commercial, cultural and academic exchanges between member countries and governments of La Francophonie. Countries represented by their ambassadors include: Belgium, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo (Democratic Republic), Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Gabon, Haiti, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Tunisia, as well as a representative for the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie for the Americas and for Wallonie-Bruxelles. Tue, 13 February 2024 00:00:00 AST Visit of the consul general of France at the legislative assembly https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2023.12.2023-12-18_01.JPG.html The work accomplished by the consul general of France in the Atlantic provinces, Johann Schitterer, was recently recognized during a visit at the legislative assembly. From left: Schitterer; and Local Government Minister Glen Savoie, who is also minister responsible for la Francophonie. Mon, 18 December 2023 00:00:00 AST New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/multimedia/mmrenderer.2023.11.2023-11-23_02.jpg.html Five people were invested into the Order of New Brunswick by the chancellor of the order, Lt.-Gov. Brenda Murphy, at a ceremony at Government House in Fredericton. Front row, from left: Premier Blaine Higgs; Joanne E. McLeod; and Murphy. Back row, from left: J.W. Bud Bird; Catherine Akagi; Bernard Poirier; and Isabelle McKee-Allain. Thu, 23 November 2023 00:00:00 AST Premier meets with Benin ambassador https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/multimedia/mmrenderer.2023.10.2023-10-25_01.jpg.html In his first official visit to New Brunswick, Benin ambassador in Washington with jurisdiction to Canada Jean-Claude Do-Régo met with Premier Blaine Higgs and Local Government Minister Glen Savoie, who is also minister responsible for La Francophonie. This visit was intended to strengthen relations as part of the first New Brunswick-Benin economic forum. Since 2021, the two governments have a bilateral agreement that calls for closer co-operation in the sectors of education, the economy, trade, industry, science and technology, culture and tourism. From left: Savoie; Do-Régo; and Higgs. Wed, 25 October 2023 00:00:00 AST New Brunswick mission to Ivory Coast https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2023.10.2023-10-10_01.jpeg.html A delegation promoted the province during a recent mission in Ivory Coast. This mission is part of the provincial government's ongoing efforts to promote the province and its French-language education and university system around the world and within the countries of the Francophonie, and to foster economic partnerships. Local Government Minister Glen Savoie, who is also minister responsible for La Francophonie, was accompanied by representatives of the Université de Moncton, the business community and provincial government departments. From left: Thierry DeMesse Zinsou, trade commissioner, Canadian Embassy in Ivory Coast; Mohammed Chekkouri, recruitment officer, Université de Moncton; Adam Smith, Savoie’s executive assistant; Julie Forest, learning specialist, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development; Sophie Lacroix, director of international education, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development; Canadian ambassador to Ivory Coast, Anderson Blanc; Savoie; Denis Prud’homme, Université de Moncton president; Isabelle Doucet, director of international and multilateral Francophonie, Department of Intergovernmental Affairs; Cyriaque Kiti, Afremac Consulting; Eric Larocque, director of partnerships, Université de Moncton; and Michel Lacoursière, senior trade commissioner, Canadian Embassy in Ivory Coast. Tue, 10 October 2023 00:00:00 AST Official Languages Day in New Brunswick https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/multimedia/mmrenderer.2023.09.2023-09-14_01.jpg.html Starting this year, Official Languages Day in New Brunswick will be celebrated annually on the second Thursday of September. Premier Blaine Higgs recently signed a declaration to this effect. Thu, 14 September 2023 00:00:00 AST Co-operation agreement renewed with the Département de la Vienne, France https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2023.08.2023-08-14_01.jpeg.html The provincial government recently renewed its co-operation agreement with the Département de la Vienne, France, for five years. The agreement was signed during the Acadian Odyssey celebrations in Vienne marking the 250th anniversary of the return of Acadians to Poitou. Front row, from left: Sybille Pécriaux, Departmental Council; Alain Pichon, president, Vienne Departmental Council and Local Government Minister Glen Savoie who is also minister responsible for La Francophonie. Second row, from left: Guillaume de Russé, deputy chair, Vienne Departmental Council; Jacques Aumasson, director, International Relations, Vienne Departmental Council and Isabelle Doucet, director, International and Multilateral Francophonie for the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs. Mon, 14 August 2023 00:00:00 AST New Brunswick captures medals during Francophonie Games https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2023.08.2023-08-09_01.jpeg.html The 9th Francophonie Games came to a close on Sunday in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Team Canada-New Brunswick returned home with two bronze medals in freestyle wrestling and also took part in cultural competitions at the games. From left: Fredericton wrestlers Vivian Kutnowski and Elena Sehic won medals in their weight categories (under 65 kg and under 72 kg respectively). Wed, 09 August 2023 00:00:00 AST Team New Brunswick announces its participants for the 2023 Jeux de la Francophonie https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2023.07.2023-07-28_01.jpeg.html The provincial government today announced the members of the team that will represent New Brunswick at the ninth Jeux de la Francophonie to be held in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, from July 28 to Aug. 6. First row, from left: wrestling coach Don Ryan; wrestler Tania Blanchard; mission staff member Armand Doucet; and Pierre-André Doucet, who is representing the province in literature. Second row, from left: wrestlers Elena Sehic, Koen Poirier, Vivian Kutnowski and Jonathan Sherrard; assistant wrestling coach Jeff Allen; wrestler Raymond Hazell; and Guillaume Lépine, who is representing the province in painting. Fri, 28 July 2023 00:00:00 AST New Brunswick participates in meeting of the Ministers’ Council on the Canadian Francophonie https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2023.07.2023-07-10_01.jpg.html Local Government Minister Glen Savoie, who is also minister responsible for La Francophonie, participated in the annual meeting of the federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for French services, for the Francophonie or for official languages in Vancouver on July 6-7 to discuss key issues for the country’s francophone and Acadian communities. Mon, 10 July 2023 00:00:00 AST Official visit of the British high commissioner https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/departments/erd/multimedia/mmrenderer.2023.05.2023-05-05_03.jpg.html In her first official visit to New Brunswick, the British high commissioner to Canada Susannah Goshko met with Premier Blaine Higgs and Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland. This visit was intended to strengthen relations between the United Kingdom and New Brunswick. From left: Higgs; Goshko; and Holland. Fri, 05 May 2023 00:00:00 AST Official visit by the ambassador of Czech Republic https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2023.05.2023-05-05_02.jpg.html Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Tammy Scott-Wallace, who is also minister responsible for Women’s Equality, met with Bořek Lizec, the Czech Republic’s ambassador to Canada. The two discussed the history of Czech immigration in Atlantic Canada, potential for cultural co-operation, and Women’s Equality initiatives. Fri, 05 May 2023 00:00:00 AST International Francophonie Day https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2023.03.2023-03-20_02.jpg.html International Francophonie Day is celebrated on March 20. This year, the theme is 321 millions de francophones, des milliards de contenus culturels (321 million francophones, billions of cultural contents). The City of Dieppe hosted the official celebrations in the province. From left: Maud-Andrée Lefebvre, chief representative of le Bureau du Québec dans les provinces atlantiques; Ernest Thibodeau, deputy mayor of the City of Dieppe; emerging multidisciplinary artist, Rotchild Choisy; Martin Théberge, president of the Société nationale de l’Acadie; Glen Savoie, minister responsible for La Francophonie; Isabelle Doucet, from the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs; Johan Schitterer, consul general of France in the Atlantic provinces; and singer Émilie Landry. Mon, 20 March 2023 00:00:00 AST Official visit by the ambassador of France https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/multimedia/mmrenderer.2022.12.2022-12-06_03.jpg.html During his first official visit to New Brunswick, Ambassador Michel Miraillet of France met, recently, with Premier Blaine Higgs, as well as with Glen Savoie, minister responsible for la Francophonie; Local Government and Local Governance Reform Minister Daniel Allain; Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Bill Hogan; and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Arlene Dunn, who is also minister responsible for economic development and small business, minister responsible for Opportunities NB, and minister responsible for immigration. The discussions focused on the New Brunswick-France Development Strategy, twinned municipalities, co-operation in education, and economic and trade agreements with France. From left: Dunn; Higgs, Miraillet and Savoie. Tue, 06 December 2022 00:00:00 AST Official visit by the ambassador of Japan https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/multimedia/mmrenderer.2022.12.2022-12-02_01.jpg.html During his first official visit to New Brunswick, Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi of Japan met with Premier Blaine Higgs, as well as with Aboriginal Affairs Minister Arlene Dunn, who is also minister responsible for economic development and small business, minister responsible for Opportunities NB, and minister responsible for immigration. The meetings focused on building upon the long-standing academic and economic relationships between New Brunswick and Japan. From left: Dunn, Yamanouchi and Higgs. Fri, 02 December 2022 00:00:00 AST New Brunswick to participate in 2022 Francophonie Summit https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2022.11.2022-11-18_01.jpg.html Glen Savoie, minister responsible for La Francophonie, and Local Government and Local Governance Reform Minister Daniel Allain will be attending the 18th Francophonie Summit Nov. 19-20 in Djerba, Tunisia. The ministers visited members of the New Brunswick delegation at the province’s kiosk at the Village de la Francophonie. From left: Mohammed Choukri, Université de Moncton; Kent South MLA Benoît Bourque; Jason Arseneault, provincial government; Allain; Isabelle Doucet, provincial government; Savoie; Sophie Lacroix, provincial government; Étienne Boivin, Aberdeen Cultural Centre; Denis Prud’homme, Université de Moncton; Éric Larocque, Université de Moncton; Yannick Mainville, Société nationale de l’Acadie; Anne Sophie Farion, provincial government; Élyse McGraw, Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick; and Sophie LeBlanc, provincial government. Thu, 17 November 2022 00:00:00 AST New members invested into the Order of New Brunswick https://www2.gnb.ca:443/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2022.11.2022-11-07_01.jpg.html Ten distinguished individuals were invested into the Order of New Brunswick, including one posthumously, by the chancellor of the order, Lt.-Gov. Brenda L. Murphy, at a ceremony at Government House in Fredericton. Back row, from left: Randy Dickinson, from Fredericton; Premier Blaine Higgs; Cecile Cassista, from Riverview; Larry Nelson, from Moncton; Valois Robichaud, from Baie du Petit Pokemouche; Penny Ericson, from Fredericton; Robert (Bobby) Sylliboy, from Esgenoôpetitj First Nation; Sandra L. Irving, from Saint John; and receiving for the late Aurèle Ferlatte, from Dalhousie, Monique McMackin and Jean-Guy Ferlatte. Front row, from left: Lucinda Flemer, from Saint Andrews, and Murphy. Mon, 07 November 2022 00:00:00 AST Thu, 02 May 2024 00:00:00 AST