Québec City, July 13, 2015 – “We are taking yet another significant step today in the Nation-to-Nation relations between Québec and the Cree.” It is in these terms that Québec Premier Philippe Couillard welcomed Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Matthew Coon Come at the ceremony at which a new partnership and collaboration agreement was signed.
The Québec Government Office in Boston supported this year a record number of activities related to the Québec National Day, throughout all of New England. Here is a summary of these events, which brought together Québécers and Francophiles to celebrate both the culture and history of Quebec, but also its language, French.
On Tuesday June 23, World Policy Institute and the Government of Québec held a private breakfast and discussion featuring the Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard. The event was part of the Arctic Deeply Roundtables initiative, which seeks to engage leading experts and investors on the most pressing issues of our time, including sustainable development in the region.
The 2015 edition of the BIO conference was held on June 14 to June 17 in Philadelphia (PA). The Québec Government Office in Boston, represented by its Research, Innovation and Trade Attachée, Sophie Cerny, was proud to participate in this event.
This year, New England celebrates Québec National Day all across the region. The Québec Government Office in Boston is proud to present the different activities organized in 5 of the 6 states in the region: Bristol (CT), Cambridge (MA), Lewiston (ME), Manchester (NH) and Winooski (VT). Join us!
At the Québec Government Office in Boston, we are often talking to our interlocutors of the "golden triangle" of public policies on climate change, sustainable transportation and clean energy. This virtuous circle is the mantra guiding our interactions with political representation, academic and business of New England.
On May 21 was held the 35th Maine International Trade Day at the Samoset Resort in Rockland. More than 340 personalities from the business community of Maine, the state economic development agencies and foreign consulates were present. The Québec Government Office in Boston participated in the event, represented by the trade Attachée, Mary Beth Totten, and the Québec Delegate to New England, Marie-Claude Francoeur.
Last May, our Trade Attachées, Sophie Cerny and Mary Beth Totten, went to Montréal to take part in two trade missions.
Sophie, Research, Innovation and Trade Attachée, along with the Québec Delegate to New England, Marie-Claude Francoeur, participated in an familiarization mission in the innovation sector. Then they participated in the Sommet Export Québec where Mary Beth, Trade Attachée, joined them.
The Québec Government Office and the Ministère de l'Éducation, Enseignement supérieur et Recherche(MEESR) attended the 67th Association of International Educators Conference along with twelve of Québec's higher education institutions.
Gaz Métro and Investissement Québec recently entered into a partnership to increase production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Montréal. Gaz Métro is now seeking to establish regional partnerships to export its resources.
SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2015: Under the supervision of the Public Affairs Director, the intern will be asked to help and support the organization of activities related to the priorities established by the Québec Government Office in Boston.
Québec, May 7, 2015 – Back from a mission to the Western United States and Mexico, the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, David Heurtel, proudly observed great interest in Québec’s climate change initiatives– especially the carbon market, which was set up with California as part of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI).
Spring has finally arrived and with warmer temperatures came a flurry of announcements and events showcasing Québec’s international actions related to climate change, clean energy, and the development of Québec’s northern region.
On April 13, 2015, the Government of Ontario announced its decision to implement a cap-and-trade system and its intention to become part of the system formed by Québec and California under the Western Climate Initiative.