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Opened in 1978, the Québec Government Office in Washington is responsible for furthering Québec’s bilateral relations with the U.S. federal government (Administration and executive agencies as well as Congress).
It monitors legislative developments as well as the programs and policies of the U.S. federal government.
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
Provide information on the interests that Québec and its U.S. partners share on a broad range of issues. It creates opportunities for outreach and collaboration with universities, think tanks and opinion leaders especially in priority sectors for Québec such as trade, energy and the environment, security and transportation.
Providing advice and assistance to Québec-based exporters wishing to develop new opportunities in the United States.
Assist U.S.-based companies wishing to invest in Québec and organizes trade missions to Québec for U.S. firms.
Support the work of Québec’s Scientific Delegate to the United States in her efforts to build collaborations between Québec and U.S. institutions in science and technology.
Jean-François Hould began his third posting in the United States in July 2020, as director of the Québec Government Office in Washington where he is responsible for furthering Québec’s bilateral relations with the U.S. federal government.
This strategic post in the American capital builds on his past successes supporting Québec’s economic and political interests in the United States. Previously he served as Québec’s Representative in Chicago, fostering Québec political and economic relations in the Midwest. He was particularly involved in Great Lakes issues and trade between 2017-2019. He also served as Cultural Attaché in New York between 2011-2014, promoting Québec’s artistic development in the MidAtlantic.
Mr. Hould has a long history of public service beginning his governmental career in 2001. He was recruited to various political positions in ministerial cabinets including serving as Deputy Chief of Staff and Political Advisor to the Minister of Culture and Chief of Staff to the Minister of International Relations and la Francophonie.
Jean-François Hould graduated from the University of Montréal in 2003 and furthered his studies at Laval University and at HEC Montréal.