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.
Join Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright, together with Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, Mark Ronson, Jane McGarrigle, and Lily Lanken, for a benefit concert celebrating the rich career of their late mother, the inimitable folk singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle.
”Histoires d’objets, ” a Radio-Canada program about objects and their role in our society, won the bronze award in the category “Information/Documentary” at the 2013 New York Festivals International Radio Programs & Promos Awards.
The Minister for Industrial Policy and the Banque de développement économique du Québec, Élaine Zakaïb, made four major announcements on June 17 regarding Québec’s aerospace sector on the sidelines of the 50th International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, which is being held from June 17 to 23, 2013.
On May 30-31, Delegate General André Boisclair led a multi-sector mission to Philadelphia where he met with aides of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. Discussions focused on economic relations between the two regions, more specifically on the Greenbuild conference, the world's largest expo dedicated to green building that will take place in Philadelphia this fall.
On the occasion of the second, sold-out edition of C2-MTL, an international conference on creativity and commerce that took place in Montréal in late May, the Québec Government Office invited and accompanied over 20 New York-based creative agencies and technology companies.
« One Language, Many Cultures, » a symposium on the French language was held at the SUNY Global Center in May. Divided in three panels – academia, governments and communities – the event reflected on the diversity and richness of Francophone cultures and on ways to promote and expand the teaching of French in New York.
The Minister of Finance and the Economy, Nicolas Marceau, and the Minister for Industrial Policy and the Banque de développement économique du Québec, Élaine Zakaïb, will participate in the 50th International Paris Air Show (IPAS) at Le Bourget, which will be held from June 17, to 23, 2013.
Yves-François Blanchet, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks, represented the Québec government and Premier Marois at the Council of Great Lakes Governors 2013 Leadership Summit, held from May 31 to June 2 on Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Welcomed by cheering friends and family, the 243 participants in the 8th edition of the Montréal - New York challenge, a relay marathon between the two cities, reached Times Square Sunday afternoon after running more than 378 miles in 72 hours.
The Government of Canada, the Province of Québec and the City of Montréal expressed their pleasure at the signing, on May 27, 2013, of a supplementary agreement between the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Canada to keep ICAO headquarters in Montréal for another 20 years after 2016.
A festival dedicated to emerging practices in the performing arts, the OFFTA looks to clear the local artistic landscape throughout the year to set the stage for creative approaches representing new currents in theater, dance, and performance.