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The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal welcomes the announcement about plans to cover the Ville-Marie Expressway

Montréal, July 7, 2014 – The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal welcomes the announcement made today by Quebec’s Minister for Transport and Minister responsible for the Montréal region, Robert Poëti, as well as by the Mayor of Montréal and Chair of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, Denis Coderre, and the Montréal elected official responsible for the project, Richard Bergeron, about the first phase of work to cover the Ville-Marie Expressway.

“Today’s announcement addresses one of the priorities the Board of Trade identified during the last election campaign,” said Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. “With the new CHUM and CRCHUM, covering the Ville-Marie Expressway will make for an attractive Quartier de la santé. This structuring project will support the city’s economic development.”

“The Board of Trade congratulates the elected officials involved in this project for their leadership, collaboration, speed and thoroughness,” Michel Leblanc said. “The same applies to the quality of our infrastructures, the sound management of public resources and staying on schedule. At this rate, we can hope to see the work completed in time for Montréal’s 375th anniversary.”

About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of some 7,000 members. Its mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local 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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