Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes (Quebec)
The Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes (SAIC) is an agency of the government of Quebec. Its stated purpose as of 2010 is to "[advise] the Government of Québec on all Canadian intergovernmental matters, [coordinate] Québec government activities in Canada, [assure] the defence and promotion of Québec’s interests, and [collaborate] to strengthen links with Canada’s francophone and Acadian communities."
The secretariat is overseen by the minister responsible for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs. Most ministers who have held this position since 2005 have also been styled as the minister responsible for Francophone Canadians. The current minister is Jean-Marc Fournier.
Benoît Pelletier, who was minister from 2003 to 2008, was also styled as the minister responsible for the Agreement on Internal Trade from March 17, 2005 to April 18, 2007. This title was not used by his successors.
- Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes (home page, English), Government of Quebec, accessed 30 September 2010.
- A notable exception is Jacques Dupuis, who oversaw the secretariat from 2008 to 2009. While he was responsible for the oversight of programs concerning Canadian Francophones, he was not formally styled as such. See Politique québécoise : Décès du ministre responsable de la Francophonie canadienne, francopress.ca, 9 September 2010, accessed 30 September 2010.
- Benoît Pelletier biography, National Assembly of Quebec, updated June 2010, accessed 30 September 2010.