BUDGET 2019-2020 - Press release no. 4 of 6 - Increasing Québec's Economic Potential and Giving New Impetus to Wealth Creation

QUÉBEC, March 21, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Québec is headed by an economic Premier who wants to give new impetus to wealth creation by acting on several fronts to increase the potential of Québec's economy and thereby narrow the wealth gap with our neighbours. To that end, Budget 2019-2020 provides investments totalling $3.7 billion within five years to, among other things, increase the labour pool, raise investment and exports by Québec businesses and spur innovation and entrepreneurship.

Full ArticleThu Mar 21, 2019 4:20pm ESTCabinet du ministre des Finances

BUDGET 2019-2020 - Press release no. 5 of 6 - Concrete Action for the Environment

QUÉBEC, March 21, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - If we are to meet the major climate change challenge, the government must take meaningful action. Fighting climate change must be seen as an opportunity for Québec to attract investments, export its green technologies, innovate and electrify our economy, particularly the transportation sector.

Full ArticleThu Mar 21, 2019 4:20pm ESTCabinet du ministre des Finances


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BUDGET 2019-2020 - Press release no. 3 of 6 - Major Reinvestment in the Key Sectors of Education and Health

QUÉBEC, March 21, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Education and health have been the new government's top priorities since coming into power. However, both sectors were strained by inadequate funding in recent years. Budget 2019-2020 makes a major reinvestment in these sectors, totalling $7.3 billion within five years, to improve student services as well as health care, particularly for seniors, as we promised we would do.

Full ArticleThu Mar 21, 2019 4:19pm ESTCabinet du ministre des Finances

BUDGET 2019-2020 - Press release no. 1 of 6 - Quebecers' Priorities at the Heart of the New Québec Government's First Budget

QUÉBEC, March 21, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Budget Plan - March 2019, tabled today by Minister of Finance Eric Girard, fulfils several of the new Québec government's commitments to address Quebecers' concerns. All told, $5.2 billion will be put back in the pockets of Quebecers within five years, and significant investments in the major education and health networks are announced. These new investments, totalling $16.2 billion over six years, aim to:

Full ArticleThu Mar 21, 2019 4:18pm ESTCabinet du ministre des Finances

BUDGET 2019-2020 - Press release no. 2 of 6: $5.2 Billion Put Back in the Pockets of Quebecers

QUÉBEC, March 21, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Budget 2019?2020 reaffirms the government's commitment to put money back in the pockets of Quebecers. Taking into account the measures announced in the fall 2018 update, more than $5.2 billion will be returned to Quebecers within five years. The new government is thus addressing the concerns of Quebecers, whose tax burden has increased significantly in recent years, to the point where it is one of the highest in North America.

Full ArticleThu Mar 21, 2019 4:18pm ESTCabinet du ministre des Finances

Media Advisory - Minister Joly to Discuss Skills Development and Budget 2019 in Mont-Tremblant

OTTAWA, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie will participate in a tour of the Palette de Bine chocolate factory where she will highlight skills development initiatives in Budget 2019.

Full ArticleThu Mar 21, 2019 4:13pm ESTInnovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

What the Federal Budget Forgot

WENDAKE, QC, March 21, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) is reacting to the release of the federal budget. This budget confirms amounts totalling nearly 4.1 billion of dollars over five years in sectors such as Indigenous languages, drinking water, child welfare services (Jordan's Principle), land claims and post-secondary education. Although these amounts allow for improvement at certain levels, the absence of new investments in public security and housing deserves to be emphasized.

Full ArticleThu Mar 21, 2019 4:12pm ESTAssembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador

Clarke Inc. Announces Investment in Holloway Lodging Corporation

HALIFAX, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Clarke Inc. ("Clarke") (TSX: CKI) announces that on March 20, 2019, Clarke Inc. Master Trust acquired $13,000 principal amount of the 6.25% Series B Debentures of Holloway Lodging Corporation ("Holloway") through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange at a price of $1,000 per $1,000 principal amount. The 6.25% Series B Debentures are convertible into 371 common shares of Holloway, representing <0.01% of the issued and outstanding common shares.

Full ArticleThu Mar 21, 2019 2:46pm ESTClarke Inc.

OEA Comments on Ontario Government’s Energy Sector Reforms

TORONTO, March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The OEA wishes to congratulate the government for moving ahead with reforming the governance structure and accountability framework of the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) as recommended by the OEB Modernization Review Panel. The OEA looks forward to working with the provincial government in implementing its vision for the sector.

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2019 Federal Budget Advances Action on Food Security

More Progress Needed to Reduce Poverty and Build an Equitable and Sustainable Food System

Full ArticleThu Mar 21, 2019 2:37pm ESTThe Maple Leaf Centre For Action On Food Security