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Jul 31, 2012, 09:12 ET Lowe's Plan to Buy Rona - A Transaction That Serves neither the Interests of Quebecers nor Those of Canadians

QUÉBEC, July 31, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Further to information revealed today by Rona concerning Lowe's plans, the Minister of Finance, Raymond Bachand, said: "This transaction does not appear to be in...


Mar 29, 2012, 19:40 ET The Minister of Finance Reacts to the Federal Budget

QUÉBEC, March 29, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "In many ways, today's federal budget is very similar to the budget our government tabled last March 20. Just like Québec's budget, it aims to put in place...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:50 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 17 of 17 - "Quebecers Have More Money in Their Pockets." -- Raymond Bachand

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "A review of income growth over the last 10 years shows that Quebecers have gotten richer since 2003, and that their personal income has increased thanks to...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:49 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 15 of 17 - A Gift of $125 Million for the 375th Anniversary of the Founding of Montréal

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - In 2017, Montrealers will celebrate the 375th anniversary of the founding of their city. A gift of $125 million will be offered to the City of Montréal to...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:49 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 16 of 17 - $30 million for the Théâtre Le Diamant

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "The Québec government will provide assistance of up to $30 million, as part of a $60-million project, to the City of Québec, Ex Machina and its partners for the ...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:48 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 14 of 17 - Major Investments for Culture and Sports

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "Culture is an important link in Québec's economy. The vitality of the cultural sector is reflected in many areas. In addition, several of Québec's cultural...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:48 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 13 of 17 - $330 Million for Housing Construction and Home Adaptation

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "Access to housing is an issue for all age groups. That is why the government will invest $330 million in home adaptation and the construction of 3 000 new...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:47 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 11 of 17 - VRSPs, Pension Plans for Two Million Quebecers

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "The new voluntary retirement savings plans (VRSP) will henceforth provide two million Quebecers with access to a private pension plan. They will come into force ...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:47 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 12 of 17 - $2.7 Billion for "Growing Old at Home"

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "As of 2016-2017, the government will add nearly $900 million annually in support for seniors. These funds will be used for a series of measures designed to help ...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:46 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 10 of 17 - $463 Million to Develop Tourism in Québec

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "Québec must offer a renewed experience to foreign tourists to effectively compete against other international destinations. The Québec government is creating IQ ...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:45 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 8 of 17 - $1.3 Billion of New Capital to Support Our Companies

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "Wealth creation requires the participation not only of our workers, but also our entrepreneurs and our businesses. Budget 2012-2013 contains $1.3 billion in...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:45 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 9 of 17 - Creation of the Fonds de co-investissement COOP: For the Development of Cooperatives in Québec

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "The cooperative formula is attracting interest worldwide. Indeed, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2012 "International Year of Cooperatives"...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:44 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 6 of 17 - A $2.7-Billion, Self-Financing Action Plan to Continue Fighting Climate Change

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "We want a greener Québec. Government efforts have enabled Québec to become a true leader in the fight against climate change. Once again, we are demonstrating...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:44 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 7 of 17 - $84 Million for Experienced Workers

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "Québec needs all of its brawn and all of its brain. Its labour force already includes valuable resources for meeting the economic challenges awaiting it:...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:43 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 4 of 17 - Creation of Ressources Québec: $1.2 Billion for Taking Equity Interests

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "Quebecers want to get their fair share out of their natural resources: consequently, we are going to take equity interests in promising mining projects. We're...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:43 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 5 of 17 - Unprecedented Support for the Forest Industry: $500 Million Annually Over Five Years

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "The government will devote $500 million annually for each of the next five years, in particular, for silvicultural work and for forest management and...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:42 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 3 of 17 - Over $4 Billion in Mining Royalties Over the Next 10 Years

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "Québec is lucky to have abundant natural resources. We have mineral resources, forests and water and wind power, and we know that we have oil and gas potential. ...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:41 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET - Press release no. 1 of 17 - A Budget With No New Taxes for Quebecers

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "Québec families have more money in their pockets now than in 2003, even with the effort citizens have been asked to make to return to budget balance. I am proud ...


Mar 20, 2012, 16:41 ET 2012-2013 BUDGET- Press release no. 2 of 17 - Public Finances Under Control: Staying the Course Towards a Balanced Budget in 2012-2013

QUÉBEC, March 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - "The budget affirms our firm intention to restore fiscal balance in 2013-2014 and maintain the funding of public services. The deficit is once again lower than...


Dec 17, 2010, 11:47 ET The Minister of Finance Comments on the Intergovernmental Meetings of
December 19 and 20 in Alberta

QUÉBEC, Dec. 17, 2010 /CNW Telbec/ - A few days from the meeting of the Provincial-Territorial Council of Ministers of Securities Regulation in Calgary on December 19, and the...


Jun 15, 2010, 10:15 ET Proposed Federal Securities Commission - Québec and Alberta call on Minister
Flaherty to abandon his project

MONTREAL, June 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The Minister of Finance of Québec, Raymond Bachand, and the Minister of Finance and Enterprise of Alberta, Ted Morton, met in Montréal today. Once again, they called...


Jun 15, 2010, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media invitation - Meeting of the Minister of Finance of
Québec with theMinister of Finance and Enterprise of Alberta/

MONTRÉAL, le 14 juin /CNW Telbec/ - Following the federal-provincial conference of Ministers of Finance held today in Prince Edward Island, the Ministers of Finance of Québec and Alberta, Raymond...


Jun 14, 2010, 15:26 ET Media invitation - Meeting of the Minister of Finance of Québec with the
Minister of Finance and Enterprise of Alberta

MONTRÉAL, le 14 juin /CNW Telbec/ - Following the federal-provincial conference of Ministers of Finance held today in Prince Edward Island, the Ministers of Finance of Québec and Alberta, Raymond...


May 26, 2010, 17:32 ET Federal Proposal for a Securities Commission - "The federal proposal is an
invasion of provincial jurisdiction over property and civil rights"

QUÉBEC, May 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The Minister of Finance of Québec, Raymond Bachand, reacted vigorously today to the tabling of a draft bill by Minister Jim Flaherty concerning the creation of a federal ...