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Public finances at the time of COVID-19

Eric Girard, Minister of Finance Events The speech is presented in French.

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During the talk, Quebec’s Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region, Eric Girard, gave an overview of the economic situation in Quebec these last few weeks. He talked about the support measures that have been implemented since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis and the state of public finance in the province.

Minister Girard and Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Chamber, then discussed various topics, such as:

  • The impact of the crisis on some of the industries that have been the most affected, such as tourism, hospitality and culture
  • Infrastructure projects and the importance of social housing as part of the recovery
  • The support needed to preserve the vitality of downtown Montréal
  • The plan for a green recovery
  • Companies going digital

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