Canada-U.S. alliance will help provinces, Charest says
Six U.S. states and seven Canadian provinces have launched a new business forum to boost trade between the two countries.
Quebec Premier Jean Charest and Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the association Friday after a two-day meeting of southeastern states and eastern Canadian provinces in Montreal.
The provinces involved are Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Southeastern United States/Central and Eastern Canadian Provinces Alliance involves Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador on the Canadian side. The U.S. states are Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.
The alliance will help both countries compete against emerging economies like China, Charest said.