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Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes

Under the aegis of the Ministère du Conseil exécutif (MCE), the Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes (SAIC) reports to the Minister responsible for Canadian Relations and the Canadian Francophonie. The SAIC advises the Government of Québec on all matters affecting Canadian intergovernmental relations. It drafts, proposes, and implements a policy to this effect. It analyzes federal government programs and policies in terms of their effects on Québec, and is responsible for the constitutional file. It therefore helps ensure the defence and promotion of Québec’s interests, and the respect of its constitutional jurisdictions. The SAIC is also responsible for relations with provincial and territorial governments in Canada and coordinates all Québec government activities in the rest of Canada.

The SAIC is responsible for the constitutional file and, on behalf of the Government of Québec, all negotiations in this area.

In cooperation with sector-based departments, the SAIC participates in  The following link open in another window.Canadian intergovernmental conferences. In addition, it contributes to the negotiation and implementation of The following link open in another window.agreements with the federal government and governments of the other provinces and territories. As an advisor to Québec public organizations and departments, it helps prepare policies and positions affecting relations with other governments in Canada.  

The SAIC also supports the development and dissemination of knowledge in areas related to the evolution of Canadian federalism, through the implementation and management of the The following link open in another window.Research Support Program on Intergovernmental Affairs and Québec Identity.

The SAIC also coordinates relations with the Canadian Francophonie and oversees implementation of the Politique du Québec en matière de francophonie canadienne. It manages The following link open in another window.Francophonie support and intergovernmental cooperation programs derived from the policy.

The SAIC administers the Québec representation network in Canada, which consists of  The following link open in another window.two offices in Moncton and Toronto. The network maintains ties between the Government of Québec and representatives of the federal government and other provinces and territories.

The SAIC’s mandate is set out in the The following link open in another window.Act Respecting the Ministère du Conseil Exécutif. Its strategic goals and accountability are described in the The following link open in another window. Ministère du Conseil exécutif’s 2015-2017 strategic plan and its The following link open in another window. annual management report.

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Last update: March 2, 2017
Online as of: June 7, 2005