May 31, 2018
May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018
“Canada and France are historic partners and longtime friends, who share a common language, history, and set of values. As G7 partners, we share a responsibility to ensure that everyone benefits from our global economy, and that we leave a healthier, more peaceful, and more secure world for our children and grandchildren. I look forward to working with President Macron to build on our exceptional relationship, and create more opportunities for the middle class on both sides of the Atlantic.”
—The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
- As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, NATO, the G7 and G20, a founding nation of the European Union (EU) and a leading partner in La Francophonie, France is a key ally for Canada on the international stage.
- France is Canada’s ninth-largest merchandise trading partner globally and fourth-largest export market in the EU, with Canadian merchandise exports to France of $3.4 billion, and total bilateral merchandise trade of $9.6 billion, in 2017.
- Canadian direct investments in France were valued at $8.0 billion at the end of 2017, and French direct investments in Canada were valued at $8.2 billion.
- Canada assumed the presidency of the G7 on January 1, 2018, and will host the G7 Leaders' Summit in the Charlevoix region of Quebec from June 8-9, 2018.