Quebec-France lawyer mobility agreement: another step toward a new economic space for Quebec

    MONTREAL, May 30 /CNW Telbec/ - On the occasion of the signing of a
Quebec-France agreement on lawyer mobility, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan
Montreal takes this opportunity to stress the need to further open Quebec to
labour mobility.
    "The Board of Trade is pleased to see the Barreau du Québec follow up on
the agreement on labour mobility concluded between the governments of France
and Quebec. We warmly welcome the signing of a Mutual Recognition Agreement
(MRA) between the Barreau du Québec and the Conseil national des Barreaux
français ensuring the mobility of lawyers between Quebec and France," declared
Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade.
    "As we rapidly approach 2016, the year when Quebec's labour force is
expected to begin shrinking, we have no option but to create new channels
allowing a growing number of foreign workers to choose Quebec," added Leblanc.
    "The Quebec Government has demonstrated strong leadership in opening a
new economic space for Quebec to which French workers will enjoy easier
access. It's now up to professional associations to follow the government's
lead. We are thus extremely pleased to see that the Barreau du Québec has
answered the call, and we are confident that this new arrangement will provide
solid proof of the benefits to Quebec of opening its labour market to foreign
talent," concluded Leblanc.

    The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has some 7,000 members. Its
primary mission is to represent the interests of the business community of
Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses
of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their
full potential in terms of innovation, productivity and competitiveness. The
Board of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.

For further information:

For further information: Sylvie Paquette, Coordinator, Media relations,
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015,

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