Québec participated in the annual meeting of the Great Lakes Commission in Cleveland, Ohio, September 10 and 11, 2012. This regional forum, which brings together eight American states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York) as well as Québec and Ontario, focuses on shared issues of concern such as water resources management, the environment, aquatic nuisance species, maritime transportation and the regional economy.
The program of the 8th edition of the Orizzonte Québec Biennial will include some twenty productions and activities showcasing Québec artists, artisans and companies. It will be held in a dozen Italian cities, including Rome, Milan, Naples, Bologna, Turin and Venice from September to December 2012.
Manon Boucher, Chargé d’affaires a.i. at the Québec Government Office in New York, participated in the meeting of the Group of Francophone Ambassadors on August 29, which was organized under the aegis of the Permanent Mission of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) to the United Nations.
Pauline Marois, Premier of Québec, is pleased to receive The Climate Group’s award for leadership in fighting climate change on behalf of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG-ECP).
First and 11th respectively in North America, Montréal and Québec City rank favourably for the number of conventions hosted and organized by international associations according to the 2012 rankings of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
On the sidelines of the 2012 Olympics, the Québec Government Office in London organized a seminar on the Plan Nord on July 30. The event, which was held at Canada House, brought together top quality speakers under the theme Pan Canadian Mining Day.
The Ministère des Relations internationales, de La Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur and the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, in partnership with the Consulate General of Haiti in Montréal, are launching a call for culture and communication projects.
In preparation for the multisectoral mission to Africa he will be heading from September 6 to 15, the Minister of International Relations, La Francophone and External Trade, Jean-François Lisée, is calling on Québec companies to take advantage of the opportunities for business, trade and institutional exchanges that this area of Africa has to offer.
Québec’s Delegate General to New York André Boisclair is pleased to announce the appointment of Cyril Gauchet as commercial attaché, effective July 22, and Peter Rose as government relations attaché, effective July 29.
Representatives of the Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur (MRIFCE) manned an information booth at the 86th annual convention of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), held in Providence, Rhode Island, from July 11 to 14.
Premier Pauline Marois was in New England on July 17 and 18 to take part in meetings in preparation for the 37th Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (CNEG/ECP) to be held in Québec next September 8 and 9.
On July 8, Québec’s Delegate General to New York André Boisclair completed a mission to Albany with the President and CEO of the Fédération des Chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) Françoise Bertrand. The objective was to meet with economic players of the region and provide a boost to the Québec-New York corridor.
In order to express the profound sympathy of the government and all Quebecers for the victims and the families affected by the tragedy at Lac-Mégantic, Premier Pauline Marois has ordered all Québec government offices abroad to lower the Québec flag to half-mast.
After only three years of operation, MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE has become the essential place to be in the circus world in July, the annual gathering for artists and professionals from the four corners of the Earth. First of its kind in North America, the festival takes over the city for 12 days of
festivities with 14 shows, presented in 12 Montreal venues.