"A DECISION THAT ISN'T IN QUEBEC'S BEST INTERESTS"
Denise Verreault, President and CEO of Groupe Maritime Verreault
LES MÉCHINS, QC, June 22, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Denise Verreault,
president and CEO of Groupe Maritime Verreault, strongly criticized the
Quebec government's decision to award a contract for the construction
of two ferries to the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, a decision that
is not in Quebec's interests.
"This decision is deplorable for several reasons. Firstly, it means
that the Quebec government does not recognize Quebecers' talent and
expertise, even though there are several Quebec companies that are
highly qualified for this type of contract. For instance,
SNC-Lavalin's expertise in contract management is recognized around the
world. If the government wants to help the Davie shipyards, it should
use Quebec-based expertise and look to the Canadair case, which was
saved by Bombardier several years ago."
"Moreover, this decision doesn't create any long-term wealth, for
instance, by allowing us to develop a unique way of doing things that
could eventually be exported and thus benefit regional economies," she
"And finally, it is an in appropriate use of public funds and taxes paid
by Quebecers. These should be put to the service of Quebec's needs,"
stated Denise Verreault.
For these reasons, the president and CEO of Groupe Maritime Verreault
urges Quebec's government to review this decision.
SOURCE Groupe Maritime Verreault
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