Town­ships Min­is­ter vis­its Ja­pan

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Lo­cal St. Fran­cois MNA Monique Gagnon Trem­blay, who also heads up three gov­ern­ment min­istries: In­ter­na­tional Re­la­tions, the Min­istry re­spon­si­ble for the Fran­co­phonie and the Min­istry re­spon­si­ble for the Estrie re­gion, vis­ited the direc­tors of Toy­oda Go­sei, over the week­end, while on a mis­sion to Ja­pan with Premier Charest. It was her third visit with the direc­tors of Toy­oda Go­sei, the par­ent com­pany of Water­ville TG Inc.

Dur­ing her visit, Min­is­ter Gagnon-trem­blay stressed the im­por­tance of main­tain­ing jobs at the two plants, one in Water­ville and one in Coat­i­cook, and de­vel­op­ing ex­per­tise and new prod­ucts in the field.

Ac­cord­ing to the gov­ern­ment’s press re­lease, Min­is­ter GagnonTrem­blay ex­plained all the strate­gic ad­van­tages for that kind of com­pany to keep their qual­i­fied man­power who are needed when fac­ing tough tech­no­log­i­cal com­pe­ti­tion from the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket. Also dur­ing the dis­cus­sions, the Min­is­ter urged the com­pany to take ad­van­tage of the Stratégie Québé­coise de la recherche et de l’in­no­va­tion and of our uni­ver­si­ties to add value to the Water­ville TG jobs.

While vis­it­ing the par­ent com­pany, the Min­is­ter was im­pressed by the com­pany’s abil­ity to be in­no­va­tive when she learnt of some of their ad­vance­ments in car tech­nol­ogy such as cush­ions that in­flate upon con­tact with a pedes­trian.

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Min­is­ter Monique Gagnon-Trem­blay is seen with two Toy­oda Go­sei direc­tors dur­ing her re­cent mis­sion to Ja­pan.

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