Montréal, Québec - Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, is pleased to announce that Mr. Raymond Chrétien, former Canadian ambassador in the United States of America, was appointed to act as emissary for the Government of Québec in the negotiations with the Canadian and American Governments on the questions of clearance and pre-clearance at Montreal’s Central Station as well as the Québec City’s Jean-Lesage International Airport.
This appointment was made several months after Canadian and U.S. authorities signed a pre-clearance agreement. The agreement, which has been in the works for a number of years now, should eventually allow border agents to help clear customs and save a lot of time for passengers at Montreal’s Central Station and Québec City’s Jean-Lesage International Airport.
Mr. Chrétien will be helped in his mission by a deputy emissary, Mtre Daniel Picotte, a business law partner at Fasken Martineau’s Montreal offices. For over 30 years, Mtre Picotte’s practice has been focussed on industrial infrastructure and P3s, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, corporate governance and financings in Canada and internationally.
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