Montreal, October 6, 2004 The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal commends the Quebec government's Regulatory and Administrative Streamlining Action Plan unveiled today by Michel Audet, Minister of Economic and Regional Development and Research, and Lawrence S. Bergman, Minister of Revenue.
The Board of Trade believes the measures contained in the Action Plan tabled today by the Government of Quebec will make the lives of our companies much easier. They will now be able to focus more on their core mission and deploy all their energy and creativity towards becoming more innovative and productive, essential conditions to competitiveness not only on the domestic front but internationally as well, stated Benoit Labonté, president and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.
In response to Minister Audet's appeal to the stakeholders, the Board of Trade fully endorses the implementation of these various measures so that the action plan becomes an effective tool for Quebec business owners.
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has some 7,000 members. Its primary mission is to represent the interests of the business community of the Greater Montreal and to provide individuals, merchants, and businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.
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Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
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