Governor Peter Shumlin reached out Wednesday to the newly elected
premier of Quebec to congratulate her and to pledge to work together in
says the new premier was familiar with the work that Vermont has been doing, and with the trade relationship
between Quebec and Vermont.
Last week, the Quebec government of Premier Jean Charest
announced that it would extend a $58 million loan to Balcorp, a Montreal company that owns the Jeffrey Asbestos Mine in Asbestos, Quebec, which has been closed since November.
Vermont is welcoming dignitaries to the state this weekend to
commemorate the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s
exploration of the region. One
of those who will be visiting is Pierre Arcand, Quebec’s International Relations Minister.