Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.
(Fall, leaves, fall by Emily Brontë)
Following the death of Mr. Bernard Landry, premier of Québec (2001-2003), the Government of Québec is publishing a book of condolences so that all Quebecers and friends of Quebec who wish may express their support to Mr. Landry’s family and loved ones may do so. https://bit.ly/2PkxXOq
As part of the Canada focus of this year’s Festival America due to take place in London this September, Québec writer Andrée Michaud will be in conversation with Leslie Hurtig, along with Cherie Dimaline and Nancy Lee, on a panel entitled ‘Canadian Women from West to East’.
The next provincial election will be held in Québec on the 1st of October 2018. If you will be outside of Québec when voting takes place, you may be able to vote by mail. You must check whether you are eligible for a postal vote, and register for one, before the 12th of September 2018. You can find information below on how to register for a postal vote.
Since my last message in mid-April, the Québec Government Office in London has organised and participated in many exciting commercial and cultural events promoting Québec in the UK, Ireland and across the Nordic countries.
Since I last wrote to you in mid-December, the Québec Government Office in London has organised and participated in many exciting business and cultural events promoting Québec in our territory.
On the 28th March, the Tabernacle Theatre in London will host the fifth edition of Le Match International d’Improvisation. Returning to London after the riotous success of previous editions, this year’s match will unite professional actors and comedians from Québec, Canada and France for a night of fantastic entertainment. Originally conceived in Québec, this unique theatrical genre combines improvisational theatre with ice hockey, with performers mixing humour and ingenuity to win the favour of the public through a series of hilarious sketches.
For the chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to the Match, answer the following question correctly:
What anniversary did the LNI celebrate in 2017?
Please submit your answer via e-mail to Barbara.Daniel@mri.gouv.qc.ca by 11:59 on 21/3/18. A random draw will be drawn from all of the correct responses received via e-mail.
The team at the Québec Government Office in London (DGQL) have been extremely busy recently, with many activities taking place on our territory. At the end of January, we welcomed two successful ministerial missions, as the Chair of the Conseil du Trésor, Mr. Pierre Arcand, came to London on mission, and the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Pierre Moreau, visited Norway on mission. Two other ministers came on working trips to the UK in February.