The major economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have led governments to implement many measures to support the economy. In Quebec, the government has announced that the Québec Infrastructure Plan investments for the current year will be happening ahead of schedule. These public investments, along with planned private investments, will be essential to restarting the Quebec economy. By investing in promising infrastructure projects that are ready to be deployed quickly, public authorities will send an important signal to other economic stakeholders.
The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal actively participates in discussions regarding the development of modern and efficient infrastructure in the city, including providing annual pre-budget recommendations to the federal and provincial governments. The Chamber reiterates that smart, sustainable urban development projects stimulate the economy and create high value-added jobs.
In light of Bill 61 tabled by the Government of Quebec and the important investments earmarked by Quebec and Ottawa, the Chamber wishes to present seven projects that have the potential to quickly and sustainably relaunch Montréal’s economy.
This brief should be considered as part of the city’s recovery strategy. Investment in strategic infrastructure projects will play a central role in our economic future, along with investments in innovation, the technological shift, stimulating interprovincial and international trade and transitioning to a more resilient, low-carbon economy.
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