Quebec is ranked 57th out of the 61 North American states in per-capita wealth.
This is underwhelming. We can do better!

Richesse par habitant

While neighbouring states are foreseeing economic growth in the order of 2 to 3% for the upcoming years, Quebec is stagnating. The Couillard Government has no plans to improve the situation.

Croissance de la richesse par habitant

With such anemic growth, it’s impossible to reduce Quebecers’ financial burden and ensure quality public service delivery.


The Saint Lawrence Project

The CAQ has a plan to develop and expand the scope of Quebec’s economy.

The CAQ aims to increase corporate investments in order to stimulate innovation, thus increasing productivity. The Saint Lawrence Project will create jobs of quality.

We are certain that our unsurpassed energy, creativity and skillset will raise a world acclaimed technopole in Quebec: The Innovation Valley!

At long last, Quebec will once again be competitive on an international stage, and will attract new business head offices and research centers. These will be vital to Quebec’s economic future!


Innovation zone

Des lieux de rencontre

A HUB OF INNOVATION

Innovation zones are strategically located to facilitate knowledge transfers and foster collaboration across multiple disciplines from researchers to entrepreneurs; and between laboratories and companies.

Expertise régionales

REGIONAL SPECIALIZATION

Innovation zones are varied and developed according to regional expertise: Aeronautics, agriculture, transport equipment, biotechnology, health, science and marine technology, energy, etc.

Une Vallée de l'innovation

A VALLEY OF INNOVATION

To create the Innovation Valley around the Saint Lawrence River and throughout the regions of Quebec, these innovation zones must strengthen and multiply. Together they will spearhead Quebec’s economic revival.

« Our American neighbours created the Silicon Valley. We will create the Innovation Valley! It will be linguistically diverse. It will have 4 seasons, it will be concentrated around the Saint Lawrence River and it will offer its residents an exceptional living environment. » - François Legault

THE INNOPARC IN LEVIS

The Innoparc in Lévis is an excellent example of what the Coalition is referring to: Innovation zones where quality of life and respect to the environment proudly meet.

HERE AND ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD

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OUR SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER!

The Saint Lawrence Project will allow Quebecers to reacquire the benefits of our majestic river. Naturally endowed with resources that must be preserved and cherished, it must also benefit Quebecers financially.

Tourism

TOURISM

Quebec is open to the world. It attracts visitors that are yearning for discoveries. We are well equipped to welcome them, but the tourism industry needs to be more prominent in Quebec’s economy. For that, it is essential to assert the river as an icon of great adventure, for Quebecers and the citizens of the world.

Petroleum

PETROLEUM

The Gulf of Saint Lawrence has immense subsoil reserves of oil and natural gas. There is an extraction potential of tens of billions of oil barrels. Responsible tapping of this resource can make of Quebec a nation that is infinitely more prosperous and energy-independent.

Decomtamination

DECONTAMINATION

There is a shortage of space in the big urban centers which makes it difficult to welcome enterprises and sustain major projects vital to Quebec’s economy. Moreover, many contaminated sites are left vacant. We have a national duty to rehabilitate these spaces and make them usable by our citizens and profitable as sites to welcome future innovation projects.

Maritime transport

MARITIME TRANSPORT

Le Québec a la chance de voir couler sur son sol non seulement une merveille du monde, mais aussi une artère commerciale qui mène vers un bassin de 100 millions d’habitants. Il s’agit d’un avantage stratégique exceptionnel sur le plan économique. Le Projet Saint-Laurent veut révéler ce plein potentiel du fleuve encore sous-exploité.

« The Saint Lawrence is Quebecers’ most powerful symbol of adventure on American soil. It is also a treasure we may have forgotten. The Saint Lawrence must be returned to Quebecers! » François Legault

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Cap sur un Québec gagnant

HEAD FOR A WINNING QUEBEC

THE SAINT LAWRENCE PROJECT

Quebec is at a crossroad. The global context in which it needs to survive is changing drastically. For François Legault, only a strong economy will allow Quebec to generate the wealth to improve living conditions, maintain a social safety net and allow a respite to taxpayers. Only then will we be the true masters of our future.

It is in this end that François Legault has conceived the “Saint Lawrence project”, which summons Quebecers to regain the river that flowed through their history. He hopes to make his valley a place where innovation, higher education and entrepreneurship are met to create extraordinary economic outcomes. After outlining his personal and political path – his childhood, his studies, his successful entrepreneurial career –, François Legault outlines in this book an ambitious vision for tomorrow’s Quebec.

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Towards a

new partnership for a knowledge economy

Thoughts and proposals on the collaboration between universities and businesses

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Towards a

valley of innovation

Thoughts and proposals on the collaboration between universities and businesses

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