Benjamin Bélair was appointed Director of the Québec Government Office in Washington on August 21, 2023. He is responsible for bilateral relations between Québec and the U.S. federal government.
He previously held the position of Director of Government Relations at the National School of Public Administration (École nationale d’administration publique - ENAP). He also worked as political advisor and director of international and intergovernmental relations in the office of Premier François Legault. He has an extensive background in politics as well as broad experience in strategic planning and crisis management, particularly with the implementation and management of the Québec government’s COVID-19 crisis unit.
Benjamin Bélair holds three master’s degrees: one in political science from the Université de Montréal, one in public administration from ENAP and one in philosophy, also from the Université de Montréal. He was a professor of philosophy for some ten years at Collège Montmorency.
Last update: September 1, 2023