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.
Sacramento, The Hague and Quebec, August 20, 2015 - California, The Netherlands and Québec today announced they are launching the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance (ZEV Alliance) to accelerate global adoption of ZEVs. The three partners also committed to recruiting other countries and sub-national jurisdictions to join them as founders of the alliance.
Join our team! The Québec Government Office in New York seeks an attaché, responsible for government relations in the Mid-Atlantic states (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Kentucky). This position is open to U.S citizens or green card holders only. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a security verification.
The Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard, welcomes Québec's membership in the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC). The CPLC is an initiative of the World Bank that brings together leaders from government, business and civil society with the goal of implementing effective carbon pricing policies.
Held in Philadelphia from June 15-18, the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s annual get-together, the 2015 BIO International Conference, is the biopharmaceutical sector’s most important event. Once again, the Québec government will lead a delegation of Québec businesses as well as research organizations and centers to meet partners, investors and businesses that want to do business in Quebec.
The Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard, and the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Northern Plan and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region, Pierre Arcand, unveiled the government’s Plan Nord toward 2035, 2015-2020 Action Plan.
On February 17, the Québec Government Office in New York, in collaboration with the Canadian Consulate and New York University's Center for Global Affairs (CGA), organized a high-level discussion entitled “Going North: Leadership in the Arctic”.
Eye-In Média, a Montréal-based multimedia solutions company, will begin operations in early 2015 on the campus of SUNY Plattsburgh, combining a net 17 new jobs with student learning and internship opportunities as part of the state’s START-UP NY tax-incentive program.