Allez au contenu

 

Agrandir le texte.Contraste élevé.Contraste inversé.
RechercheRaccourcis.
Facebook.Fils RSS.

Background, Mandate and Activity Sectors

Background

The Bureau du Québec à Moncton  was opened in 1980. When it first opened,, it covered the three Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. In 1984, the Government of Québec extended the territory of the Bureau to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and a few years later, it was renamed the Bureau du Québec dans les provinces atlantiques (BQPA).

Mandate 

The mandate of the BQPA is to promote Québec within the four Atlantic provinces as well as to propose and implement all measures to increase its visibility.

The BQPA supports the implementation of various programs and actions of the Québec Government. It intervenes on the political, economic and cultural levels, in addition to nurturing privileged ties with the Francophone and Acadian communities within its territory. 

The chief representative represents the Government of Québec in its relations with the governments of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. To do so, she can count on the support of an advisor in geopolitics and Francophonie, two economic and commercial attachés and of an administrative assistant.

The BQPA reports to the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes, attached to the Ministère du Conseil exécutif, which is under the authority of the Premier.

Activity Sectors

Intergovernmental and Institutional Relations

The BQPA is responsible for maintaining and intergovernmental and institutional relations within the four Atlantic provinces in order to promote discussion between them and Québec.  The Bureau therefore plays an active and ongoing liaison role with  government and public departments and agencies, municipalities and various institutions in the eastern provinces, such as universities and colleges.

Francophonie

The BQPA fosters privileged relations with Francophone organizations in the Atlantic region, thus promoting dialogue and partnerships between Québec and Acadia. It plays an active role in managing the programs arising out of the Québec Policy on the Canadian Francophonie. It also participates in monitoring the various cooperation agreements concluded by Québec with the four governments on the Canadian Francophonie. The advisor, who is also responsible for the Francophonie file within the BQPA, promotes these programs to target audiences. She also offers useful information concerning the policy’s implementation and available financial assistance pursuant to the policy.

Economic and Commercial Development

The BQPA team's solid market expertise enables it to offer a wide range of economic and commercial consultation services. As such, the team:

  • promotes Québec innovation and know-how;
  • supports Québec businesses in their quest to expand into new markets;
  • provides strategic market information;
  • assists businesses within the Office territory that are looking to invest in Québec or find Québec partners.

Communications and Public Affairs

The BQPA ensures the representation and promotion of Québec. As such, it informs and advises Québec government authorities on major political and economic issues on its territory.