The Québec Government Office in Chicago represents the Québec government in 12 states across the Midwest. This mandate involves working on a wide range of commercial, economic, political, environmental, and cultural matters of interest to Québec and this region of the United States.
Québec and the United States: Prospering together
Québec is the
United States’ 10th largest trading partner
Spent each year by
Quebeckers traveling to the U. S.
in the U. S
More than 12 000 Québec
companies do business
in the United States
Over 250 000 Americans
work for Québec-owned businesses
in the United States
South Dakota, North Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Great Lakes: Regional Maritime Entity
February 26, 2021 Members from the Québec Government Office in Chicago met with colleagues from the Regional Maritime Entity of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers to discuss priorities for 2021 with special regard to Québec’s objectives. Martine Hébert, Québec Delegate to Chicago, had the honor of co...
Hoola One Showcases at Great Lakes Commission's Annual Meeting!
November 11, 2020 First tested in 2019 on Kamilo Beach in Hawaii, Hoola One has found instant success with the first version of its machine which cleans beaches of plastic and microplastic pollution. In the fall of 2020, the Hoola One team will finalize the design of the second innovative version of its technology,...
Madagascar - the History and Routes of Slaves
February 27, 2021 to February 27, 2021 |
Participate in a conversation on the history and routes of Malgasy enslavement crisscrossing the Indian and Atlantic Oceans along the coasts of Africa and the Americas with Québécois-Senegalese hip-hop artist and historian Webster...
Francophonie: Atelier Cuisine avec Dear Margaret
March 22, 2021 to March 22, 2021 |
Celebrate Francophonie Month with a delicious French-Canadian meal! The Québec Délégation in Chicago is proud to support the Aliiance Française of Chicago in a cooking lesson and Q&A session with chef Ryan Brosseau of the...
Establish and maintain relations with all branches of government in the Midwestern States, as well as with the major cities of the region.
Coordinate Québec’s contribution to the sustainable management of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin, through regional organizations like the Great Lakes Commission, the Council of Great Lakes Governors, and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.
Promote Québec culture and artists throughout the Midwest.
Promote Québec’s educational initiatives to universities and research centers in the Midwest.
Promote Québec studies and French immersion programs offered in Québec.
Coordinate Québec’s Francophonie initiatives throughout the region.
Martine Hébert took office as Québec delegate in Chicago on July 29, 2019.
She is an experienced manager and a recognized communicator, with nearly thirty years in public and government affairs as well as in economic development. This includes serving as Senior Vice-President and National Spokesperson for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, a pan-Canadian organization representing small and medium-sized businesses, from 2010 to 2019.
Previously, Martine Hébert also operated her own public and government relations firm for a period of 10 years. During her career, she also occupied a number of political positions within the Government of Québec, and has been an administrator, co-chair and member of various government committees such as la Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, le Comité-conseil sur l’allègement réglementaire et administratif du Québec and la Commission des partenaires du marché du travail.
Martine Hébert holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Economics. In recognition of the for level of excellence and in recognition of her career, she was awarded an honorary degree in 2010 by the Faculty of Arts and Science – Department of Economics at the Université de Montréal.
Ms. Hébert has also authored a number of publications related to government relations, such as the book Les secrets du lobbying. She also taught the first course in government relations at Université de Montréal.