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Québec Government Office in Boston

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Mandate

Québec has maintained an office in New England since 1970, recognizing the region’s importance as a neighbour and a partner in a wide array of sectors.

The Québec Government Office in Boston’s mandate is to defend and promotes Québec’s interests throughout the region and to foster economic, political, artistic, academic and institutional exchanges with the six New England states.

Economic Affairs

  • Promote Québec’s industries and sectors of excellence.
  • Assist Québec exporters in seeking and identifying appropriate distribution channels (retailers, distributors, representatives, manufacturing agents, etc.).
  • Provide Québec exporters with strategic information and guidance pertaining to markets and regulations.
  • Assist companies seeking partners for joint ventures, strategic alliances, scientific collaborations and technology transfers.
  • Promote US investments in Québec.
  • Organize trade missions on the occasion of major trade shows and economic events on the territory.

Public Affairs

  • Maintain strong bilateral relations between the governments of Québec and of the New England states.
  • Organize political missions in sectors of shared interest such as energy, transportation and the environment.
  • Provide information on Québec to the general public, businesses, government, opinion leaders and the media.
  • Monitor regional issues and legislative development of interest to Québec.
  • Coordinate Québec’s Francophonie initiatives among the region’s Francophone and Francophile communities.
  • Promote Québec studies and Québec culture in New England universities and develop relations between these institutions and potential Québec partners.
  • Support and promote appearances and exhibitions by Québec artists on the territory and by artists from New England at cultural events in Québec.

Covered states

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Head of mission

Marie-Claude Francoeur

Marie-Claude Francoeur

Representative

Ms. Marie-Claude Francoeur was appointed Québec Delegate to New England on May 12, 2014. This is the second appointment in Boston for Ms. Francoeur who was Head of Post at the Québec Government Office in Boston from 2012 to 2013. Before this first appointment Ms. Francoeur served at the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie in different capacities including Assistant Deputy Minister for Policies and Multilateral and Francophone Affairs (2009-2012) and Acting Chief of Protocol (2011-2012).

She also holds master’s degrees in public administration and international relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and completed the Senior Managers in Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Coordinates

Québec Government Office in Boston

Québec Government Office in Boston

One Boston Place
201 Washington Street, Suite 3850
Boston, MA 02108
U.S.A.

Phone:+1 617 482 1193
Fax:+1 617 482 1195

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