How do you bring Mexico and Canada closer together?
Between Mexico and Canada is the United States; however, thanks to the technology that has advanced in the past two years, it is easier to stay connected and establish a closer two-way relationship.
Another way to be more connected has to do with making agreements, such as the one between Mexico and the University of Saskatchewan on student exchange.
What are the plans for the Mexico office?
Depending on the outcome of the work carried out from now on, the possibility of expanding the workforce, currently employing three people, will be analyzed, as well as opening more offices in other cities in Mexico.
We are doing well, we have already had discussions with Bimbo and Trimex, two of the largest millers in the world.
Saskatchewan is more than agriculture, we have rare elements, oil, potash (mineral salts).
What plans do you have in the oil sector?
We have one of the largest technologies in oil and natural gas exploration; we fear zero emissions companies in the oil extraction process.
Likewise, they are trying to increase their exports, producing 500,000 barrels per day.
In terms of crude oil extraction, Canada is the first country in North America to inject CO2 into the subsoil to extract oil instead of water.
It’s a technology they’re willing to share with Mexico and the United States. When they started this technology, it took them 4-5 years to implement it. Now that the technology is available, application times are shorter.
What do you think of the T-MEC two years after its entry into force?
The Saskatchewan government has supported it because we are an exporting province and it means a lot, including for imports, so that the free movement of goods is not hindered.
There is a good relationship between Canada and Mexico, between the provinces and between the provinces thanks to the T-MEC.