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First Time Multimodal Transportation Vision and Strategy Released for the binational Great Lakes Region

April 26, 2017 | CGLR A connected transportation system that is adaptive and resilient to change and uncertainty is crucial in a borderless global economy. Read More

First Time Assessment of Tourism Trends and Statistics Released for the Binational Great Lakes Region

April 26, 2017 | CGLR Shedding light on the barriers and opportunities to grow the tourism sector across the Region Read More

The de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation and the Council of the Great Lakes Region Form Innovative Great Lakes Partnership

April 26, 2017 | CGLR At the Great Lakes Economic Forum today, which is taking place in Detroit, Michigan, the Council of the Great Lakes Region and the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation announced their collaborative partnership that will focus on developing the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs using technology and big data to protect and restore the Great Lakes. Read More

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains to give keynote address at Great Lakes Economic Forum

April 11, 2017 | CGLR With 19 of the top 100 universities in the world, 24.1 per cent and 72.1 per cent of R&D funding in the U.S. and Canada respectively, and a GDP of US$5.8 trillion, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region is one of the world’s leading hubs of technological innovation and cross-border trade. Read More

Toyota announced as the presenting sponsor of crucial third annual Great Lakes Economic Forum

April 4, 2017 | CGLR Decision-makers and business leaders meet to discuss cross-border trade and investment in this vital bi-national region. Read More

Favourable cross-border business climate in the bi-national Great Lakes – St Lawrence Region faces uncertain future

March 31, 2017 | CGLR Great Lakes Economic Forum to discuss importance of open borders and markets. Read More

Lack of an integrated transportation strategy in Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Region threatens region’s economic resiliency

March 13, 2017 | CGLR New CGLR report says passenger and freight integration and adaptability key to facing unknowns of climate impacts, technology disruption and changing trade patterns. Read More

Report recognizes unique role Ontario’s nuclear fleet will play in electricity system

December 20, 2016 | CGLR The Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) and its partners have released a report on Ontario’s electricity system – titled ‘Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan: Understanding Carbon Emissions, the Role of Nuclear and Electricity Trade with Quebec’ – which finds nuclear energy is a critical source of reliable electricity to maintain system reliability, achieve climate change targets and enabling electricity trade with Quebec. Read More