From January 17 to 20, 2017, Québec Delegate to New-England, Marie-Claude Francoeur and Québec Delegate to the Midwest, Éric Marquis gave a series of conferences on what effects the American elections have on Québec.
Their tour took them from Concordia University, the Chaire Raoul-Dandurand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques at UQAM in Montreal, to the Cercle de la haute fonction publique and the Centre sur la sécurité internationale des Hautes Études internationales (Université Laval) in Québec City.
The partnership between Québec and the United States of America
The Québec delegates presented their view on Trump's new administration and issues to look into. After presenting the national and international challenges following the elections, they pointed out the importance of Québec’s network of local offices in the United States. They also highlighted the long and successful relationship between Québec and its' southern neighbour especially in the energy and the economic sectors.
The majority of Québec exports are integrated into the American supply chain. The relationship between Québec and the United States represented $ 12.1B USD in 2014. The province is New England’s 5th largest export market. In such ways Québec’s industry remains a strong economic partner for the entire United States.
Marie-Claude Francoeur and Eric Marquis sent a clear and positive message. There is a real and enduring partnership between the two territories which allows them to face together the challenges of a competitive global market.
In addition to exchanges with over 400 citizens, students, senior officials and public service employees, Mrs Francoeur and Mr Marquis also gave interviews to a variety of different media outlets: