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Government Relations and Representation

The QFMA conducts a constant follow-up with government authorities. In order to do so, the QFMA works hand in hand with Paradigme, the public affairs firm, which mandate includes:

  • Identify opportunities and trends

  • Analyze relevant politics, laws and rules

  • Develop required interventions

  • Collaborate to public visibility of the QFMA

 

Government of Québec

  • Subsidies for manufacturers (QFMA members) who exhibit in the following 2017 trade shows (High Point Market, Las Vegas Market, Neocon and Canadian Furniture Show)

  • Participation of the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation (MESI), Ms. Dominique Anglade, in the exclusive 16-page report on the Quebec furniture industry published in Les Affaires Journal (2017)

  • 2016-2020 Québec Export Strategy 2016-2020: the furniture industry is included in the 17 sectors prioritized by the government

  • A study commissioned by the QFMA in collaboration with the MESI – The American residential and office furniture market: the current situation and outlook (2016)

  • Participation in the works of the Regulatory Streamlining Committee (2015)

  • The QFMA sits on Export Québec’s advisory committee

  • Participation of the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation (MESI), Ms. Dominique Anglade, at the 2016 QFMA Convention

  • Participation of the minister delegated to small and medium businesses, Mr. Jean-Denis Girard, at the QFMA Convention (2015)

  • Participation of Finance Minister, Jacques Daoust, in the exclusive 20-page report on the Quebec furniture industry published in journal Les Affaires (2014)

  • Summary of Provincial Budget

 

Government of Canada

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, visited the 2017 Canadian Furniture Show

  • Presentation and brief submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology in Ottawa - Canadian Manufacturing Sector (2016)

  • Meeting with Canadian Global Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, and Finance Departments on Free Trade Agreements with the United States and China

  • Summary of Federal Budget