Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Quebec Premier Draws Escape Plan From Economic Crisis

Photo: Quebec Premier Jean Charest delivers the throne speech on Tuesday, marking a new session at the national assembly. (Jacques Boissinot/Canadian Press)

From The CBC:

First speech of new session highlights jobs, education, new alliances

Quebec Premier Jean Charest introduced a strategy Tuesday that he says will help the province become one of the world leaders in pulling out of the current economic slowdown.

In his first address to the national assembly since the Liberals were elected with a majority in December, Charest said he will spare no effort to bolster and protect Quebec's economy as it slides deeper into a recession.

Investments in infrastructure and energy development will reach $13.9 billion this year, he said.

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