Sample of Tweets from Jean Charest Speaking Tour

Below is a collection of social media activity generated from the Jean Charest Speaking Tour, sponsored by the CCC as part of the Canada's Resource Cities Initiative.

  1. The Hon. Jean Charest comes to #Winnipeg tomorrow. His fans and friends are excited to see him.
  2. We are one of 5 #resourcecities that Jean Charest will visit on his 5 city tour. What are you having for breakfast Thursday? Inspiration?
  3. Wednesday noon is last chance to reserve tickets for Chamber President's Series Breakfast with Jean Charest. Event is at Cedar Meadows.
  4. Former PQ Premier Jean Charest coming to Timmins. @TimminsQ92 will have a full news story Thursday on his visit. #Timmins
  5. Looking forward to Jean Charest's speech on natural resource dev @TheWpgChamber. Admired his leadership during my yrs in fed-prov relations.
  6. Nice to see @MOSKALelectric on the podium again! She always does such a good job. Looking forward to hearing Jean Charest @TheWpgChamber
  7. At @TheWpgChamber luncheon, where former Que. premier Jean Charest will speak on changes in global demand for energy + natural resources
  8. Charest: How do we address developing more resources? How do we benefit economically and socially from these developments?
  9. Jean Charest speaking in Wpg on resource the industry but gives props to the Aboriginal Centre 20 years after modest Fed funding. #bn
  10. Jean Charest discussing the importance of resources to the CDN economy at @TheWpgChamber event @CdnChamberofCom @mbchambersofcom
  11. Welcome to Wpg, Hon. Jean Charest. Appreciated opportunity to discuss leadership/public service w/ you. http://t.co/ISmexHxBgV
    Welcome to Wpg, Hon. Jean Charest. Appreciated opportunity to discuss leadership/public service w/ you. pic.twitter.com/ISmexHxBgV
  12. Former federal PC leader Jean Charest speaking at #winnipeg chamber of commerce lunch about global demand for energy. http://t.co/9LQ8c8Smb8
    Former federal PC leader Jean Charest speaking at #winnipeg chamber of commerce lunch about global demand for energy. pic.twitter.com/9LQ8c8Smb8
  13. Jean Charest tells us Canada's population is in the margin of error for India. They need resources. @TheWpgChamber #WCCCharest
  14. Former Quebec Premier Jean Charest talks Plan Nord w/ Chamber leaders @TheWpgChamber after today's luncheon #cdnpoli http://t.co/aEErUGwvwH
    Former Quebec Premier Jean Charest talks Plan Nord w/ Chamber leaders @TheWpgChamber after today's luncheon #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/aEErUGwvwH
  15. Excellent Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Lunch today with Jean Charest. NDP MIA. Not doing their Jobs. #mbpoli http://t.co/UoRZLflY9Z
    Excellent Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Lunch today with Jean Charest. NDP MIA. Not doing their Jobs. #mbpoli pic.twitter.com/UoRZLflY9Z
  16. Great Roundtable discussion With Jean Charest on strengthening  economic development in Northern MB. #mbpoli http://t.co/3b3yjaH2wX
    Great Roundtable discussion With Jean Charest on strengthening economic development in Northern MB. #mbpoli pic.twitter.com/3b3yjaH2wX
  17. Jean Charest speaking on importance of #ResourceCities, like #Timmins, to the economy. Hint: they're very important http://t.co/qR6WyAkN1t
    Jean Charest speaking on importance of #ResourceCities, like #Timmins, to the economy. Hint: they're very important pic.twitter.com/qR6WyAkN1t
  18. A powerful message from Jean Charest this AM @ @TimminsChamber. Canada must increase the development of Natural Resources #ResourceCities
  19. Took a break today and went to listen to former premier of Quebec Mr. Jean Charest speak about… https://t.co/BCcZXDKe0z
    Took a break today and went to listen to former premier of Quebec Mr. Jean Charest speak about…  https://instagram.com/p/z3NODqP_Tw/ 
  20. Former Quebec Premier Jean Charest spoke in Timmins about respecting northern resources.  http://bit.ly/1ErLc1A  #ResourceCities
  21. Quand vient le temps de dire des niaiseries Jean est là! “@quebec_info: J Charest parle sur l'avenir des ress nat  http://ift.tt/1EBaU3Z 
  22. Jean Charest parle sur l'avenir des ressources naturelles: L'ancien premier ministre du Québec Jean Charest a ...  http://news24h.allnews24h.com/ZtCZ 
  23. L'ancien premier ministre du Québec Jean Charest a déclaré jeudi dans le cadre d'un déjeuner devant des gens...  http://fb.me/342qex3LU 
  24. ICYMI: Canada seen as country that can't get resource projects done.—Jean Charest. http://t.co/msua0YzDUk http://t.co/lGZxEJuS6Y
    ICYMI: Canada seen as country that can't get resource projects done.—Jean Charest.  http://ow.ly/K3Kxw  pic.twitter.com/lGZxEJuS6Y
  25. @greenlandhull58 #cdnpoli #TOpoli #onpoli Quebecer JEAN CHAREST telling TIMMINS about PROFITS is OBSCENE CRUDE OIL DESTROYS GOGAMA WATER?
  26. @greenlandhull58 #cdnpoli #onpoli #TOpoli NATURAL RESOURCES started TREE PLANTING operations? JEAN CHAREST in TIMMINS to beg for TIMBER?
  27. Mercredi: dîner-conférence de Jean Charest, ancien premier ministre du #Québec, devant la C. de commerce de l'Ouest-de-l'Île/Montréal #polqc
  28. Looking forward to hearing Jean Charest at the @MonctonChamber Distinguised Speaker Series this afternoon at the @DeltaBeausejour
  29. Jean Charest, ancien PM du Québec, adresse la parole à la communauté d'affaires de Moncton #infoacadie http://t.co/7WLm4mueVa
    Jean Charest, ancien PM du Québec, adresse la parole à la communauté d'affaires de Moncton #infoacadie pic.twitter.com/7WLm4mueVa
  30. Jean Charest offers his take on the world & where #NB, QC  #Canada fit in and where it can move fwd. @MonctonChamber http://t.co/zOm0ndsE0G
    Jean Charest offers his take on the world & where #NB, QC #Canada fit in and where it can move fwd. @MonctonChamber pic.twitter.com/zOm0ndsE0G
  31. Former Quebec Premier Jean Charest was in Moncton today to speak the GMCC about natural resources. Story coming soon  http://timestranscript.com 
  32. Jean Charest speaks to #Moncton business community; says Canada needs to better develop natural resources:  http://ow.ly/K7rgm 
  33. Jean Charest urges mature debate on fracking, pipeline The polarized debate over fracking in New Brunswick is symptomatic of what’s happening across the country and Canada needs to find a better way to develop our natural resources, Jean Charest told members of the Moncton business community Monday. “Canada needs to have better dialogue and debate on the future of our resources,” Charest said in a speech to about 70 people attending a Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Delta Beauséjour. Charest is well-known Canadian politician. He served as deputy Prime Minister in 1993 and served as leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party from 1993 to 1998. He then served as Premier of Quebec from 2003 to 2012. After losing the provincial election, he resigned as Liberal Leader in Quebec and quit politics. He continues to work as a lawyer in Montreal and is Chairman of the Partnership for Resource Trade. He described the organization as a national coalition of private sector business, unions, academics, environmental and First Nations groups who want to inspire better debate about the development of our natural resources. “We want to see development of our natural resources. We want to see it done right, but we also see a lot of projects that are stuck and not moving ahead because we are not encouraging the right debate. Fracking in New Brunswick is an example of that, as it is in Quebec where there is also a moratorium. The challenge for us is to have a fact-based discussion on things like fracking, so that we can make a better decision on whether we want this industry to be part of our economy,” Charest told reporters following his speech. “Just saying no and just saying yes isn’t a position. There needs to be open discussion based on science and fact. It’s the government’s responsibility to organize that discussion. It can be done in 100 different ways, with commissions or open forums, but that discussion has to happen. We cannot not have that discussion and just saying yes or just saying no is not good enough. It’s not good enough for the community, it’s not fair to the people of New Brunswick who deserve to have a much better informed discussion about any given industry before a decision is made.” In his speech, Charest said Canada is one of the most prosperous countries in the world but depends too much on trade with the United States. “If the American economy runs into trouble, we in Canada suffer too. Canada needs to do a lot more to diversify its trade. If we are going to prosper, we need to be less dependant on the U.S. and we need to diversify.” He said there are huge opportunities in trading with China, japan, India and countries in southeast Asia. But the stalling of major natural resources projects has left international investors with the perception that Canada is a country that can’t get its projects done. Charest said big energy projects like the Keystone pipeline, the Energy East pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants would help Canada’s economy grow, create thousands of jobs and boost our global trade. But going through the environmental assessments and First Nations approval processes takes a lot of time. Meanwhile, Canada’s products could have a positive impact around the world. “Asia needs energy now and if we were able to export more natural gas to Asia and to China, that would allow them to substantially reduce the amount of pollution they have in their country today. China is choking its population with coal-powered energy. Natural gas is still a carbon source, but much much less damaging than coal. That’s a good example of how Canada could do. We could also be sending to India and Europe.” He says the proposed Energy East Pipeline that would bring crude oil from western Canada to Quebec and New Brunswick makes sense economically, environmentally and for community safety. He said pipelines are safer than rail for transporting oil and gas and leave a smaller environmental footprint. Charest said part of the debate and dialogue will be with environmental and first nations groups who have legitimate concerns, so government and industry must do more consultations with those stakeholders long before a project is launched. “If there’s one thing that seems obvious to me, we need to do a lot more upstream, more than what we think we have to do if these projects are done right.” Besides oil and gas, New Brunswick has been moving forward with value-added seafood, lumber and potash products that are shipped around the world. He said energy and agri-food exports have experienced very high growth and having direct cargo flights from the Greater Moncton International Airport to Europe is a good example of that. “If you go to Europe, Canadian lobster is a branded product in restaurants. If you go to France, they will label it as a Canadian lobster. We need to do more of that. The great thing for the fishing industry is that this new Canada-Europe trade agreement is going to eliminate all the tariffs on fish products. The very day it comes into force all those tariffs disappear. So the industry here should be taking a look at that and taking advantage of that opportunity.” Charest says New Brunswick’s building supply industry (lumber, wood, windows, etc) should be gearing up for a resurgence of the U.S. home building industry, which tumbled with the economy in 2008. ALAN COCHRANE Times & Transcript
  34. @JLeBlanc_RC pourquoi interviewer Jean - Charest sur énergie est sans lui demander si il a des liens financier avec les sponsors?
  35. Great article in the @TimesTranscript about our Distinguished Speaker Series featuring M. Jean Charest, yesterday. http://t.co/biLQhuezya
    Great article in the @TimesTranscript about our Distinguished Speaker Series featuring M. Jean Charest, yesterday. pic.twitter.com/biLQhuezya
  36. Former premier Jean Charest says more discussion needed on fracking in N.B.: Canada is dragging its feet on a…  http://dlvr.it/8vgh4n 
  37. Former premier Jean Charest says more discussion needed on fracking in N.B.: Canada is dragging its feet on a…  http://dlvr.it/8vgpkF 
  38. Former premier Jean Charest says more discussion needed on fracking in N.B.: Canada is dragging its feet on a…  http://dlvr.it/8vgmYy 
  39. #Halifax Jean Charest encourges energy trade in Halifax: The former Premier of Quebec is sen...  http://bit.ly/1D0c3mF  #NovaScotia #News
  40. RT ScotiaWeb: #Halifax Jean Charest encourges energy trade in Halifax: The former Premier of Quebec is sen...  http://bit.ly/1D0c3mF   #Nov
  41. Former premier Jean Charest says more discussion needed on fracking in N.B. - Globalnews.ca -  http://bit.ly/1BsJkne 
  42. @halifaxchamber Hope to hear how Canadian cities can support sustainability in natural resource sectors #hcccharest #ResourceCities
  43. Former premier Jean Charest says more discussion needed on...  http://fb.me/7sZwP6B4P 
  44. If you're a county of 35 million people, how do you prosper in this world? #HCCCharest #ResourceCities
  45. We have to find a way to address legitimate concerns of First Nations - Charest #hcccharest #ResourceCities
  46. #DidYouKnow that $19 billion in major projects are planned for the natural resource sector in Nova Scotia #HCCCharest #ResourceCities
  47. Lack of federal climate leadership has hurt Canada: Jean Charest at Chamber Lunch
  48. "There will be a carbon tax in N.America in the next 10yrs...why are we waiting?" -J.Charest #ResourceCities #nspoli http://t.co/9puu7IbiAx
    "There will be a carbon tax in N.America in the next 10yrs...why are we waiting?" -J.Charest #ResourceCities #nspoli pic.twitter.com/9puu7IbiAx
  49. "Recognize the importance of resources in cities" - great talk today by Jean Charest @halifaxchamber #resourcecities
  50. All foreign students should be offered citizenship upon graduation: Jean Charest @Dalnews
  51. Amazing to hear Jean Charest today. Passionate, global focus and able to combine resource growth and environmental concerns
  52. POLITIQUE et ÉCONOMIE - Jean Charest rencontre aujourd'hui la Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de...  http://fb.me/3HitKDktb 
  53. FC President Gino Paesani with former Quebec premier and Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Jean charest @halifaxchamber http://t.co/EQnhBAgAPg
    FC President Gino Paesani with former Quebec premier and Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Jean charest @halifaxchamber pic.twitter.com/EQnhBAgAPg
  54. It was nice meeting Jean Charest today at the West island Chamber of commerce. Belle rencontre avec Jean Charest...  http://fb.me/300YH4QPl 
  55. Make sure you read our latest blog post written by Eric Blake, on the recent visit we had from the Hon. Jean Charest  http://ow.ly/KofZH