MONTREAL, Feb. 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Economic stakeholders in Canada's
official language minority communities are invited to express
themselves. In particular, English speakers inside Quebec and French
speakers living outside Quebec are invited, by the end of February, to
participate in a short online survey to share their opinion on the
economic development of their communities. Only one click at www.inbusinesstogether.ca (English version) or www.enaffairesensemble.ca (French version) is required. Ten minutes definitely well invested!
The economic development stakeholders sought out to participate in this
Pan-Canadian survey include business owners, entrepreneurs in the
private and cooperative sectors, administrators and managers of
organizations in the economic milieu, representatives of community
organizations, and all levels of government. Not to be missed, we are
also seeking community members who want to share their vision of the
"By participating in this consultation, businesspeople will directly
influence the orientations of the Plan", said Gilles Lanteigne, President of the RDÉE Canada Board of
The expected result: the first Canadian Plan for Economic Development of
Official Language Minority Communities. Following the survey,
discussion groups will help to better define certain challenges and
opportunities for serious consideration.
"This plan will steer us into the future, notably for the economic
development of official language communities," said John Gancz, President of the CEDEC Board of Directors. "It will guide the creation of jobs, stimulate economic growth and
contribute to the prosperity of the entire country."
This national consultation is an initiative of RDÉE Canada and CEDEC.
This first Canadian Plan for Economic Development of Official Language Minority
Communities aims to implement the strategic recommendations within Canada's Economic Action Plan, Plan d'action intégré en développement économique pour la Francophonie
canadienne and the Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018, which have recognized the importance of strengthening the economic
vitality of the official language minority communities, their
participation in the labour market and the importance of English and
French in Canada's national identity, growth and prosperity.
About RDÉE Canada and CEDEC
A leader in the economic development of the Francophone and Acadian
communities in Canada, RDÉE Canada and its members as well as CEDEC, a
leading partner and driving force for community economic development
and employability in Quebec, support businesses in their efforts to
solve the issues hindering economic growth and help them seize emerging
economic development opportunities.
For further information:
Cell phone: 514 755-7043
Patrick L. Doyon
Cell phone: 613 720-5766