Chronology and legislative foundations


From 1967 to 2017

Les relations internationales du Québec au fil du temps (French only)

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
    (1,35 MB)

    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.

Before 1967

  • Chronology, 1960-1967 : Québec’s international relations before the creation of the Ministry.
    (26 KB)

Legislative foundations

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
    (176 KB)
  • 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:

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