Stockwell Day, one of Canada's most colorful politicians - and Canada's new International trade minister - visited Brazil this week (Sao Paulo & Rio). Day is best known for antics such as arriving at a press conference via jetski (see photo, right) and his hard core Christian beliefs and support for the war in Iraq, among other things.
The Canadian media has reported on Brazil & Canada's distant relationship, but the Government of Canada's official news release regarding the trip hinted that there would be an announcement to bolster this relationship... so what's the big announcement?
A signed framework agreement for cooperation on science, technology, and Innovation between the two countries. Anagreement to increase bilateral research and development in the areas of (among others):
- information and communications technology.