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Cabinet shuffle: a Cabinet that reflects the importance of the city’s economy

Montréal, January 28, 2016 ‒ The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal would like to congratulate the members of the new Cabinet presented this morning by Québec Premier Philippe Couillard. The metropolitan area will have strong representation, with 17 of the 29 Cabinet ministers.

“Maintaining a strong representation of Greater Montréal in Cabinet sends a clear signal about the city’s importance to the province’s economy,” said Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. “The city is facing many challenges, and the Montréal business community expects the government to make economic development and improving the business environment priorities.”

“The Board of Trade would particularly like to congratulate Montréal MNAs Dominique Anglade and Rita de Santis on their Cabinet positions,” Michel Leblanc said. “Their knowledge of the city is most definitely an asset. We should also note the appointment of Martin Coiteux as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy and Minister responsible for the Montréal region. He was highly effective during his time with the Conseil du trésor. The Board of Trade would further like to thank Robert Poëti for the role he played in Transport and in defending Montréal’s interests.”

About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of over 7,000 members. Its mission is to be the voice of Montréal’s business community and to promote the city’s prosperity. It is involved in key areas of economic development, advocating a philosophy of action based on engagement, credibility, proactivity, collaboration, and innovation. The Board of Trade also offers a range of specialized services to individuals and to businesses of all sizes to support them in their growth at home and abroad.

 

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Guillaume Bérubé
Advisor, Media Relations
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

Phone: 514 871-4000, extension 4042
gberube@ccmm.qc.ca

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