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. It therefore helps ensure the defence and promotion of Québec’s interests. 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.