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Appointment of Raymond Chrétien as negotiator for the Québec Government in the softwood lumber file

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Raymond Chrétien has been appointed to represent Québec as negotiator in the softwood lumber file.

Montréal (Canada) – Fasken Martineau is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Raymond Chrétien, former Canadian ambassador to the United States, as negotiator for the Québec Government in the softwood lumber file.

Mr. Chrétien was assigned by the Minister of the Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy, Ms. Dominique Anglade, along with the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, Mr. Luc Blanchette, with representing the Province in the negotiations underway between Canada and the United States with respect to the softwood lumber trade.

“I am honoured that the Québec Government has entrusted me with this mandate. In close collaboration with the federal government, I will be responsible for facilitating a new profitable agreement for the Québec forest industry. I will also advise the Government of Québec with respect to issues relating to the negotiation of a new agreement. These are complex discussions and I will work actively to defend the interests of Québec”, Raymond Chrétien stated.

Mr. Chrétien is a Partner and Strategic Advisor at Fasken Martineau and he was the Canadian Ambassador to the United States from 1994 to 2000. He has extensive knowledge of government, negotiations and international trade agreements. His vast diplomacy and negotiation experience will enable him to play a key role in this strategic and important matter for the Québec economy.

Click here to read the press release issued by the Government of Québec (Available in French only).

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