Lévis and Caen formalize their friendship with a collaboration agreement

Lévis and Caen formalize their friendship with a collaboration agreement

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The City of Lévis and that of Caen, in France, seal their friendship with an agreement that will lead them to collaborate in several areas.

On Friday, at Lévis City Hall, Mayor Gilles Lehouillier and his counterpart Joël Bruneau presented the agreement that seals their collaboration, but also provides for exchanges in the future, particularly in the areas of health, culture, memory, the Francophonie and education. Other sectors may be added later. 

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The agreement fulfills a promise made in 2019, during the commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings, when the mayor of Lévis visited his French counterpart in Caen.  

For years, the two sister cities had various exchanges, stemming from a brotherhood that dates back to the time of the war. The two elected officials had agreed to develop a more formal collaboration.  

“This is a very significant agreement for us. The links between the cities of Lévis and Caen were already very strong and still are today given the presence of the Régiment de la Chaudière on June 6, 1944 on the Normandy landing beaches. The signing of this agreement bears witness to a great collaboration to come and exchanges that will be beneficial for both communities”, declared Mr. Gilles Lehouillier, Mayor of Lévis. 

Régiment de la Chaudière

The Régiment de la Chaudière is indeed the only French-Canadian regiment to have participated in the Normandy Landings, in June 1944. Fifteen thousand Canadian soldiers took part in this pivotal battle of the Second World War and 5,000 died there, in order to liberate France from the grip of the Nazis. 

Among the examples of concrete projects that could be carried out, let us note exchanges between entrepreneurs from the two cities, collaborations between the UQAR campus in Lévis and the University of Caen and cooperation missions on both sides.  

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