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  • 9 Sep 2009
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    Québec City hosts francophone ombudsman convention

    Mediators and ombudsmen from 25 francophone countries converged on Québec City from September 7 to 9. Some 75 officials took part in the sixth convention of the Association des ombudsman et médiateurs de la Francophonie (AOMF), held around the theme “Mediators, politics and justice: Toward equitable access to rights.”

  • 8 Sep 2009
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    Québec celebrates 10 years of presence in Berlin

    This year, the Québec Government Office in Berlin is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In fact, it was a Cultural Agency that the Québec government first opened in the German capital in 1999. This Agency later became an Office reporting to the Québec Government Office in Munich. Since then, Québec’s representation in Berlin has continued to promote Québec in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

  • 8 Sep 2009
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    OIF appoints Clément Duhaime’s to another term of office

    The Premier of Québec, Jean Charest, and his Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Pierre Arcand, are pleased by the decision to renew Clément Duhaime’s term of office as Administrator of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). On September 4 in Paris, OIF Secretary General Abdou Diouf announced that he trusts Duhaime’s competence and vision and has chosen him to serve a second four-year term as OIF Administrator.

  • 4 Sep 2009
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    2009 Francophone Games: some 70 athletes and artists from Québec

    The Québec delegation that will participate in the 6th edition of the Jeux de la Francophonie (Francophone Games) from September 27 to October 6 in Lebanon was introduced recently by the Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Pierre Arcand, and Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women, Christine St-Pierre. This delegation is made up of some 70 athletes and artists who will represent Québec at the only international games where Québec is represented by its own team.

  • 3 Sep 2009
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    Minister Arcand in Spain: commercial and cultural activities on the program

    During a mission to Madrid, Barcelona and Tàrrega starting on September 7, the Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, Pierre Arcand, will meet with no less than 15 high-profile political figures and participate in industrial and cultural tours. This mission was specifically planned as part of the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Québec Government Office in Barcelona.

  • 1 Sep 2009
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    Federated states and international relations

    Some 500 young people from across Québec took part from August 27 to 30 in the sixth edition of the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) summer school, held in Montréal. Pierre Arcand, Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, was invited to give a speech during the opening day of the educational and citizen-dialogue forum. He stressed the importance of the international role of Québec and other federated states in rising to today’s leading challenges.

  • 1 Sep 2009
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    Québec embarks on developing new green energy sources

    The Québec government recently announced the establishment of a green energy technology development assistance program funded by an $8M budget. The two-year program is intended to stimulate research and innovation, foster an increase in the number of demonstrated new green energy technologies, and contribute to company growth and job creation.

  • 28 Aug 2009
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    Market diversification: Jean Charest to head mission to India in early 2010

    Premier Jean Charest will lead an important trade mission to India from January 31 to February 6, 2010. He will be accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie, Pierre Arcand, and the Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Clément Gignac.

  • 26 Aug 2009
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    Hola Québec at the Festival Internacional Cervantino

    The details of Québec’s presence at the 37th Festival internacional Cervantino, where it will be the guest of honour in October, were revealed on August 26 by the Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women, Christine St-Pierre. This announcement was made in Montréal before the Consul General of Mexico, Edgardo Flores Rivas.

  • 25 Aug 2009
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    Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO visits Montréal

    Pierre Arcand, Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie, and Christine St-Pierre, Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women, held a working meeting with André Bachand, Canada’s new Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, on August 24 in Montréal. Michel Audet, Québec’s representative within Canada’s permanent delegation to UNESCO, also attended the meeting.

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