The Québec Government Office in Chicago represents the Québec government in 12 states across the Midwest. This mandate involves working on a wide range of commercial, economic, political, environmental, and cultural matters of interest to Québec and this region of the United States.
Québec and the United States: Prospering together
Québec is the
United States’ 10th largest trading partner
Spent each year by
Quebeckers traveling to the U.S.
in the U.S.
More than 12 000 Québec
companies do business
in the United States
Over 250 000 Americans
work for Québec-owned businesses
in the United States
South Dakota, North Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Great Lakes Commission Semi-annual Meeting
May 17, 2021 We were honored to participate in the Great Lakes Commission’s Semi-Annual Meeting. This year’s gathering was held virtually on May 11-12 and moderated by Erika Jensen, Interim Executive Director of the GLC, and Sharon Jackson, GLC Chair, Head of the Indiana Delegation, and Deputy General Counsel of...
2021 Arts Midwest Conference
September 17, 2021 to September 22, 2021 |
Arts and Culture
As we have done for the past decade, the Québec Government Office in Chicago was proud to have supported this year’s Arts Midwest conference. The virtual event, which took place from September 17th to the 22nd, convened artists,...
The Battery Show 2021
September 13, 2021 to September 16, 2021 |
For the first time in nearly 18 months since the beginning of the pandemic, the Québec Government Office in Chicago participated in a major trade show to promote the strength and innovation of Québec companies in the rapidly...
Establish and maintain relations with all branches of government in the Midwestern States, as well as with the major cities of the region.
Coordinate Québec’s contribution to the sustainable management of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin, through regional organizations like the Great Lakes Commission, the Council of Great Lakes Governors, and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.
Promote Québec culture and artists throughout the Midwest.
Promote Québec’s educational initiatives to universities and research centers in the Midwest.
Promote Québec studies and French immersion programs offered in Québec.
Coordinate Québec’s Francophonie initiatives throughout the region.
Martine Hébert was appointed Québec delegate in Chicago in June 2019. In this capacity, she is responsible for promoting Québec’s interests in the 12 states comprising the American Midwest.
As an experienced economist, she is well-known to economic development stakeholders, policymakers and the media, and has built her career at prominent public and private organizations in both Québec and Canada. A seasoned expert on government relations and the business community, she has contributed to the economic development of Québec and Canada by serving for 10 years as senior vice-president and national spokesperson for Canada’s largest SME group, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) .
Prior to that, she held various positions, including strategic advisor, manager, administrator and policy advisor. In April 2015, the renowned Les Affaires magazine also named her one of the six most influential personalities in Québec in the field of public affairs.
She holds a master’s degree in economics, has authored the book Les secrets du lobbying and gave the first course on government relations at Université de Montréal where she was awarded an honorary degree in 2010 in recognition of her outstanding career.