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.
Hoola One Showcases at Great Lakes Commission's Annual Meeting!
November 11, 2020 First tested in 2019 on Kamilo Beach in Hawaii, Hoola One has found instant success with the first version of its machine which cleans beaches of plastic and microplastic pollution. In the fall of 2020, the Hoola One team will finalize the design of the second innovative version of its technology,...
First Virtual Trade Mission for the DQC!
November 9, 2020 The Québec Government Office in Chicago led a series of virtual meetings to promote clean technologies in the Midwest, highlighting Québec's expertise in sustainable mobility and green technologies.
Martine Hébert on USMCA at SelectChicago's Virtual Conference
September 23, 2020 Our head of office, Martine Hébert joined colleagues at the SelectChicago FDI Virtual Conference on how our office is helping Quebec companies export and invest in the Midwest, and more precisely in Chicagoland, within the context of the new USMCA. Thank you to our colleague Karla Ruth Orozco...
Literature: Noires Amériques
January 26, 2021 to February 23, 2021 |
The Quebec Government Office in Chicago invites you to attend Noires Amériques, a series of five literary conversations facilitated by Rodney Saint-Éloi with five renowned writers – Lilan Thuram, Patrick Chamoiseau, Chloé...
Cinéma: Le Goût d'un Pays au Great Northern Festival
January 28, 2021 to February 7, 2021 |
Arts and Culture
The Délégation of Québec in Chicago looks forward to presenting a screening of The Essence of a Country (Le Goût d’un pays), directed by Francis Legault, as part of programming for the Great Northern Festival of Minnesota. “The...
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 took office as Québec delegate in Chicago on July 29, 2019.
She is an experienced manager and a recognized communicator, with nearly thirty years in public and government affairs as well as in economic development. This includes serving as Senior Vice-President and National Spokesperson for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, a pan-Canadian organization representing small and medium-sized businesses, from 2010 to 2019.
Previously, Martine Hébert also operated her own public and government relations firm for a period of 10 years. During her career, she also occupied a number of political positions within the Government of Québec, and has been an administrator, co-chair and member of various government committees such as la Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, le Comité-conseil sur l’allègement réglementaire et administratif du Québec and la Commission des partenaires du marché du travail.
Martine Hébert holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Economics. In recognition of the for level of excellence and in recognition of her career, she was awarded an honorary degree in 2010 by the Faculty of Arts and Science – Department of Economics at the Université de Montréal.
Ms. Hébert has also authored a number of publications related to government relations, such as the book Les secrets du lobbying. She also taught the first course in government relations at Université de Montréal.