OTTAWA, April 23, 2018 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will travel to Chicago and Detroit, from April 26 to 27, 2018.
During the visit, the Governor General will meet with scientists, as well as with business and political leaders, to reinforce the strong economic relationship between Canada and the United States.
The Governor General will speak at several events to highlight the importance of working together to advance science, technology, and innovation. She will also cheer on Canadian teams competing at the FIRST Championship – an event that inspires young people to build STEM and digital-literacy skills, and become science and technology leaders.
"Canada and the United States share a spirit of innovation that helps create jobs and opportunities for people on both sides of the border. The Governor General's visit is an opportunity to deepen our relationship, and support the innovators of today and tomorrow."
—The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
- This will be Her Excellency's first visit to the United States as Governor General.
- Canada and the United States share the largest trading relationship in the world, with nearly $918 billion in annual two-way trade in 2017, representing over $2.4 billion worth of goods and services crossing the border every day.
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