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The World at Our Table
August 19, 2022 Earlier this summer, the Québec Government launched its Plan d'action pour la promotion internationale de l'agrotourisme et du tourisme gourmand 2022-2025 (2022-2025 Action Plan for the International Promotion of Agritourism and Food Tourism), also known as “The World at Our Table”.
Ms. Marie-Claude Francoeur was appointed as Québec’s Delegate to Boston in May 2014 and serves as Québec’s representative in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. This is her second term in Boston.
Ms. Francoeur formerly served as the Assistant Deputy Minister for Policies, Multilateral and Francophone Affairs at the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec and as Acting Chief of Protocol for the Government of Québec.
Ms. Francoeur was also Chief of Staff for the Québec Ministers of Transportation and Labour. Throughout her career, Ms. Francoeur has worked to shape and promote Québec’s policies on climate change, labor, transportation, energy and francophonie, both at home and internationally.
Ms. Francoeur holds masters’ degrees in both public administration and international relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in applied sciences from Laval University in Québec and a certificate in advanced management from the McGill Executive Institute. Ms. Francoeur has also completed the Senior Managers in Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.