Jean-François Lisée, the Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External trade, welcomed the appointment of Dominique Poirier as Québec’s Delegate General to New York. Ms. Poirier’s appointment was confirmed at the end of the Cabinet meeting on December 11, 2013.
“Ms. Poirier has a vast array of knowledge and has shown through her years as a journalist that she has the ability to quickly identify and analyze issues, to explain them clearly and go the very heart of subjects. In addition, with her personality, she represents the image of Québec that we want to project abroad, a young, dynamic and modern Québec,” said the Minister.
Dominique Poirier worked for Société Radio-Canada for nearly twenty-five years, notably as news anchorwoman at RDI Montréal, interviewer on Le Point, parliamentary correspondent in Québec City and TV and radio journalist in Winnipeg and Regina.
The oldest Québec government office aboard
Inaugurated in 1940, the Québec Government Office in New York is Québec’s primary representation in the U.S. It promotes Québec’s interests in the business, investment, government institutions, education, culture and public affairs sectors. It serves the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes eight states and the District of Columbia.