On September 22 2017, Québec Premier Philippe Couillard, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and California Governor Edmund G. Brown further strengthened their cooperation in the global fight against climate change by signing an agreement to integrate and harmonize emissions cap programs.
Quebec’s 9th representative office in the U.S. was inaugurated today with the appointment of Andrea Townrow as Director. Ms. Townrow’s mandate is to promote Quebec’s commercial interest in the Greater Philadelphia region, and strengthen economic ties between the two regions.
The third edition of The Canada Summit will focus on how Canada's economy and businesses can advance sustainability in a drawbridge-up world. Topics will range from precision agriculture to the outlook for the energy sector.
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Plan Nord Pierre Arcand was in New York to take part in the third Sustainable Energy for All Forum that was held from April 3 to 5.
Quebec’s Delegate General Jean-Claude Lauzon was in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, March 7 on the occasion of the first Quebec Day. The goal of the event was to foster trade and strengthen relations between Quebec and Pennsylvania and included panels on innovations in transportation and artificial intelligence organized in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University and Bombardier Transportation.
Le 1er mars dernier, la Délégation générale du Québec à New York a organisé conjointement avec le Consulat général de France et la Mission permanente de la France auprès des Nations Unies la réception de lancement du Mois de la Francophonie à New York.
Québec is proud to support Québec studies and research on Québec in the United States through its university grant program.
The goal of the university grant program is to stimulate academic dialogue between Québec and the United States, and foster better knowledge and understanding of Québec in the U.S.
On June 21, 2016, the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) and the Québec Government Office in New York, will host a luncheon at the Union League featuring Québec Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie Christine St-Pierre and Pennsylvania Secretary of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin. Accompanied by a Québec trade delegation with representatives from the construction and green building sectors, Minister St-Pierre will join Secretary Davin to discuss opportunities to further expand the already strong trade ties between Pennsylvania and Québec and the economic benefits to both regions that would result.
On May 24, 2016, the Québec Government Office announced that it will formally adopt duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky. The announcement was made by Delegate General Jean-Claude Lauzon during a visit to Louisville as part of the first “Québec-in-Kentucky Days,” a two-day event designed to strengthen the ties with the Commonwealth.
The Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Christine St-Pierre, and the Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification, Jacques Daoust welcome a new legislation, Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016, by U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik that will mark a major step toward establishing pre-clearance services to Montreal’s Central Station and Quebec City’s Jean-Lesage International Airport.
As part of the activities organized to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Québec Government Office in New York, Françoise Bertrand, president and CEO of the Québec Federation of Chambers of Commerce (FCCQ), Garry Douglas, President and CEO of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, and Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of the Business Council of New York State, signed a collaboration agreement binding Québec and New York State.
As part of events marking the 75th anniversary of the Québec Government Office in New York (DGQNY), Delegate General Jean-Claude Lauzon kicked off a tour of Québec today that will take him from Montréal to the Centre-du-Québec by way of Lanaudière, the Capitale-nationale and the Chaudière-Appalaches region.
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Dans le but d’appuyer la connaissance du français aux États-Unis et de mieux faire connaitre le Québec auprès des communautés francophones et francophiles, la Délégation générale du Québec à New York a entrepris de parrainer des écoles publiques américaines qui offrent une formation bilingue en anglais et en français. Les premières écoles parrainées ont été la Lillian Weber School of the Arts (PS84) à New York et les Englewood Cliffs Public Schools au New Jersey. D’autres parrainages d’écoles seront prochainement annoncés à Washington D. C., Philadelphie (Pennsylvanie), McLean (Virginie), et Rockville (Maryland). À terme, le Québec parrainera une école dans chacun des huit États du Mid-Atlantic.
On October 9, Québec Premier Philippe Couillard unveiled the new 2015–2020 Transportation Electrification Action Plan. The $420m plan aims to increase the number of electric vehicles in Québec, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and oil dependency in order to contribute to the fight against climate change and better integrate green electricity into Québec’s economy. .
Québec Premier Philippe Couillard has been selected by the Clean50 group to join the prestigious list of influential figures in Canada’s sustainable development sector in 2016. The Clean50 awards ceremony took place earlier today in Toronto.
The Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, David Heurtel, announces that he will soon hold a consultation on a proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target in the order of 37.5% below 1990 levels by 2030, which would be the most ambitious target in all of Canada.
Québec expertise was recently honoured at the annual American Cheese Society (ACS) competition in Raleigh, North Carolina, with Québec artisan and specialty cheese producers winning 36 prizes, including seven first places.