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Quebec’s Anticosti Island has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site

UNESCO has approved Quebec’s Anticosti Island on its World Heritage list. The island in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence is home to the most complete fossil record of marine life on Earth’s history between 447 and 437 million years ago.


Quebec's Anticosti Island named UNESCO World Heritage Site


Quebec's Anticosti Island named UNESCO heritage site


Anticosti Island (Wikipedia | OpenStreetMapGosogle Maps) is recognized worldwide for its exceptional fossil assemblage representing the first global mass extinction of animal life on Earth.

On Septeber 19, 2023 » UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee inscribed Anticosti, an island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, on the World Heritage List during its 45th annual session in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This designation is made possible thanks to the lengthy and dedicated work of the nomination team, including the Government of Quebec, the MRC de Minganie and the Municipality of L’Île-d’Anticosti.
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Japan to make deal with Canada on EV supply chains


Japan’s minister of economy, trade and industry will be in Ottawa Thursday to sign a memorandum of cooperation on electric vehicle supply chains.

Yasutoshi Nishimura will be accompanied by a delegation of Japanese businesspeople representing its battery supply chain association (BASC) and corporations like Panasonic Energy, Asahi-Kasei, Mitsubishi, Mitsui and Sumitomo.

Japanese media reports previewing the trip over the past week suggested that in return for financial, scientific and technical help, the Canadian government intends to offer subsidies for new Japanese investments in this sector — similar to other electric vehicle battery deals struck in collaboration with the provincial governments of Ontario and Quebec.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed that other countries are quietly supporting Canada’s Online News Act

CBC » Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says other countries are ‘watching very closely’ as Canada’s dispute with Meta over the Online News Act continues.

PM Trudeau revealed that other countries are quietly supporting Canada’s Online News Act, Bill C-18, which passed the House of Commons in June. The legislation mandates that tech giants Google and Meta pay Canadian media outlets for news content shared or repurposed on their platforms.

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