The Québec Government Office in New York is Québec’s primary representation in the United States. The Office promotes the interests of Québec in the following sectors: business, investment, government institutions, education, culture and public affairs. Inaugurated in 1940, the Office serves the Mid Atlantic region, which includes eight states.
Québec celebrates ties with Philadelphia at Barnes Foundation
June 21, 2018 On the occasion of la Fête nationale du Québec, Québec’s National Day, Jean-Claude Lauzon, Québec’s Delegate General in New York, and Andrea Townrow, Director of the Québec Trade Office in Philadelphia, welcomed Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and members of the local business and cultural communities to a reception held...
The Accelerated Growth Center recognized at World Trade Week in NYC
May 30, 2018 The Accelerated Growth Center (AGC), an initiative of the Québec Government Office in New York that provides business development assistance in the U.S. to Québec companies, was nominated at this year’s International Trade Awards Breakfast and Expo in New York.
Jazz Pianist Jean-Michel Pilc at Blue Note in New York
June 17, 2019 to June 17, 2019 |
Arts and Culture
Montreal-based pianist and composer Jean-Michel Pilc has performed with numerous jazz giants. He has also worked with Harry Belafonte, as his musical director and pianist, and has performed a duet with the legendary opera singer...
The mandate of the DGQNY administration branch is to inform and assist staff and to advise managers on matters of human, physical, financial, and information resources. Among other things, the administration branch ensures the provision of supplies and equipment; informs staff of working conditions; ensures that financial operations are in compliance with directives; keeps track of the budget; provides IT, telephone, and videoconference support to staff; and coordinates security measures for the DGQNY. All the mandates of the administration branch are carried out in liaison with the Department’s various services.
Catherine Loubier was appointed Delegate General of Québec in New York on February 6, 2019.
Since October 2018 she had been serving as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Québec Premier’s Office, where
she led the transition of the new government.
From 2016 to 2018, Ms. Loubier served as General Manager in the Office of the President, then Alliance
Communication Global Director for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, which is based in Paris and employs
nearly 475,000 people in 200 countries.
Previously, she acted as Senior Advisor to Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, from 2013
to 2015. Her mandate was to advise the Prime Minister of Canada on relations with Québec and to
conduct negotiations with the Government of Québec, other levels of government, associations and
the private sector, notably during negotiations surrounding the Comprehensive Economic and Trade
Agreement between Canada and the European Union and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement
for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Between 2006 and 2011, Ms. Loubier acted as Director of Communications then Deputy Chief of Staff
to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and the Minister responsible for Canada
Economic Development for Québec Regions. As part of her duties, she managed government funding for
major projects in Québec as well as dossiers related to the economy, the private sector, transportation,
infrastructure and the maritime industry.
Ms. Loubier worked as Director of Communications in the office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in
Ottawa from 2008 to 2010. She was also involved in the official visits team of the Prime Minister of
Canada, notably for the APEC Summit (Vietnam), the G8 Summit (Russia) and the Francophonie Summit
(Romania) as well as for bilateral meetings, including those with the President of the United States.
Between 1996 and 2006, Ms. Loubier held various key positions in the private sector advising business
leaders in the financial, energy, charitable, infrastructure and entertainment sectors. Some of the
organizations and companies she worked for include Superior Propane (Calgary), Hill Knowlton Canada,
Cavalia, One Drop, the International Financial Centre Montréal and Groupe Vaugeois, which helped
attract Ubisoft to Montréal and create Cité du Multimédia.
Catherine Loubier holds a BA and a Master’s in Political Science from Université du Québec à Montréal.