Ministry of International Relations (Quebec)
The Ministry of International Relations (French: Ministère des Relations internationales) is a department in the Government of Quebec. Its primary task is to "promote and defend Québec’s interests internationally."
The department is overseen by the Minister of International Relations, who is also styled as the minister responsible for the Francophonie. The current minister is Christine St-Pierre.
Sylvain Simard, who served as minister from 1996 to 1998, was also styled as the minister responsible for international humanitarian action from 1997 to 1998.
Quebec Government Offices
The ministry operates the Quebec Government Offices, de facto embassies which serve as communication depots between the Government of Quebec and governments outside of Canada. None of the offices in 28 countries have official diplomatic accreditation, but they serve as venues for paradiplomacy.
- Alberta International and Intergovernmental Relations
- Ontario Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs
- Saskatchewan Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs
- Mission, Ministère des Relations internationales, accessed 16 December 2009.
- History of the Department, Ministère des Relations internationales, accessed 16 December 2009.
- Francophonie, Ministère des Relations internationales, accessed 16 December 2009.
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