An office in Charlevoix for the 2018 G7 Summit
La Malbaie, Quebec
August 28, 2017
Today, the Government of Canada announced the official opening of a local office in La Malbaie for the upcoming G7 Summit that Canada will be hosting from June 8-9, 2018.
The launch event was attended by the Deputy Minister for the G7 Summit and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister, Peter Boehm, the Assistant Deputy Minister of Global Affairs Canada’s Summits Management Office, Peter McGovern, and the Mayor of La Malbaie, Michel Couturier.
Located at 745 De Comporté Blvd., in a building that has been certified by the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO) for its commitment to the green economy, this Government of Canada office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. In addition to this office, there will be a digital presence with the launch of the “Road to the 2018 G7 Summit in Charlevoix” website, as well as toll-free numbers for the public (1-833-G7CHARL) and media representatives (1-833-CAN-G718).
Canada will officially assume the G7 presidency on January 1, 2018, but preparations on the ground are already well under way, in collaboration with various community stakeholders.
“This local office demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our engagement with the community in the lead-up to the 2018 G7 Summit in Charlevoix. Good coordination on the ground will help us ensure that this major event is a unique international showcase for Charlevoix, Quebec and Canada.”
“The revitalization of the downtown core is an important issue for the city of La Malbaie. We are proud of the new use for this building. The contribution of the local community to the G7 is an important signal of the community’s role and is an economic driver for the area.”
- The 2018 G7 Summit in Charlevoix will be the sixth hosted by Canada and the first to take place in Quebec since 1981.
- The previous Canadian summits were held in the Muskoka region of Ontario (2010), in the Kananaskis region of Alberta (2002), in Halifax, Nova Scotia (1995), in Toronto, Ontario (1988), and in Ottawa-Montebello, Ontario and Quebec (1981).
- Road to the 2018 G7 Summit in Charlevoix
- Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve [in French only]
- Canada and the G7
- Video – The G7 in Charlevoix
- Canada to host 2018 G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec
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