Chronology and legislative foundations
From 1967 to 2017
The chronologies presented here provide a history of the Government of Québec's international relations over the years.
From 1967 to 2007
1967-2007 Chronology of the Ministère des Relations internationales
This document chronicles the major milestones in the Ministry's 40 year history: names of past ministers and deputy ministers, changes in personnel and budgets over the years, and decisions regarding the network. It also gives a year-by-year account of important dates in the development of the Ministry and Québec's international relations.
1960-1967 : Québec’s international relations before the creation of the Ministry.
From the Act to amend the Federal-Provincial Affairs Department Act to the Act respecting the Ministère des Relations internationales, follow the evolution of the legal foundations of the department.
Original text of Bill 33: An Act to Amend the Act respecting the Ministère des Affaires fédérales-provinciales
Text of debates in the National Assembly before adoption of the first draft of Bill 33 (Thursday, April 13, 1967)
(in French, 1.2 MB)
Excerpts from the debate of the second reading in Québec's Legislative Assembly regarding the adoption of Bill 33 (Thursday, April 13, 1967)
(in French, 948 KB)
Text of debates in the House of Commons in Ottawa in reaction to the creation of a "Department of External Affairs" in Québec (March 1, 1967)
(in French, 209 KB)
Press articles from 1967 in reaction to the adoption of Bill 33:
The Globe and Mail 1 (1,47 MB)
The Globe and Mail 2 (1,47 MB)
La Presse (in French, 1,52 MB)
The Gazette (963 MB)
Montréal-Matin (in French, 1,73 MB)
History of amendments to the Act respecting the Ministère des Relations internationales, 1967-2007
(in French, 316 KB)
- Act respecting the Ministère des Relations internationales (in French, current version)
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