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E-Communique - July 2020

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Dear members // membres,Greetings. Bonjour. We are delighted to bring to you a Special State of America session (webinar) on July 29th. This event has been planned in collaboration with the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM), the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec (RJCCQ) and the Chaire Raoul-Dandurand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques de l'UQÀM. Please visit this webpage for more information. Version en français; the link to register is in the 'upcoming events' section below. We will look forward to your participation! Also excited to share with you that we'll be launching a series of online interviews that will be featured on our website in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!  Thank you and have a pleasant weekend, AmCham Quebec

Recent news and developments

  • Trump signs orders to lower prescription drug prices,

  • Oil sands producers burned by crude crash are staying on defence - BNN Bloomberg,

  • Stratégie nationale de construction navale: le Québec a obtenu 793 M$ en contrats en 2019,

  • Nanotech Expands Thurso, Quebec Production Facility to Accommodate Growth,

  • La Cour fédérale estime que l’entente avec les États-Unis sur les réfugiés viole la Charte,

  • TSX rises on strength of energy sector, while U.S. markets also up,

  • L'indice des prix à la consommation a haussé de 0,7 % en juin,

  • Retail sales bounced back 18% in May but are still 20% below where they were before COVID-19 | CBC News,

  • Mexico eager to lure firms from Asia under new trade deal,

  • Will Ottawa use its purchasing power to boost Canadian clean-tech firms?,

  • U.S. court rules that California work with Quebec on CO2 market is constitutional,

  • Cirque du Soleil Deal With Lenders Approved by Canada Court,

  • Netflix adds 10 million new subscribers — but its stock price falls as growth expected to slow | CBC News,

  • Feds, provinces reach $19-billion deal for reopening funds - BNN Bloomberg,

  • U.S. extends non-essential travel restrictions with Canada, Mexico through Aug. 20,

  • Des PME lourdement endettées par la pandémie,

  • Desjardins Group acquires two real-estate brands from U.K.-based firm,

  • Canada now only member of Five Eyes alliance to have not banned Huawei from 5G networks,

  • La réouverture de l'économie a stimulé les exportations québécoises en mai,

  • Vers une prolongation de la fermeture de la frontière entre le Canada et les Etats-Unis,

  • Digital ID Lab Announces Successful Closure of Several Public and Private Grants,

  • Coop proposes to take over regional air routes in Quebec,

  • Yamana says Canadian Malartic gold mine exceeded post-coronavirus production targets,

  • Couche-Tard se prépare-t-elle pour une acquisition?,

  • DavidsTea files for creditor protection in Canada and the U.S. as coronavirus pandemic pummels another retailer,

  • Buffet decision shows LNG projects on shaky political, economic ground: report,

  • Quebec government suspends all ads on Facebook during July - BNN Bloomberg,

  • Pourquoi les É-U veulent-ils taxer l'aluminium canadien?,

Upcoming (web) events - July 29 @ 8:00 am: Special State of America Discussion:Register here

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