Hello everyone, bonjour à tous, and happy twentieth anniversary to the Centre for International Governance Innovation. For 20 years, your institution has been an important Canadian voice on the international stage to take on the pressing policy challenges of today and tomorrow. Throughout that time, you’ve provided invaluable insight and research with a practical impact. From the initial work on global governance and the international economy to your current focus on how digital policy is becoming central to the function of our democracies and the future of our economies, and to our ability to address security threats, your contribution has been unmatched.
et, maintenant, alors qu’on travaille ensemble pour en finir avec la COVID-19 et rebâtir en mieux, votre travail sera plus important que jamais.
[And now, as we work together to put an end to Covid-19 and build back better, your work will be more important than ever.]
The pandemic has only highlighted the global challenges that we all face, including those caused by rapid technological change. And in order to create better policy that benefits all of our people, we need to work together on these issues. So today, let’s not just look back on the successes of the past, but let’s also look towards the future and let’s build a world that is stronger, fairer and more resilient for everyone.
Encore une fois, merci de votre excellent travail et de votre dévouement. Je suis convaincu que les idées du CIGI seront tout aussi importantes au cours des deux prochaines décennies qu’elles l’ont été durant les 20 dernières années. Félicitations d’avoir franchi cette importante étape. Bonjour à tous.
[One more time, thank you for your excellent work. I am convinced that CIGI’s ideas will be as important in the next two decades as they have been during the last twenty years. My congratulations for this important milestone, and a good day to everyone.]