A Vast, Contrasted Territory
Quebec is immense and our territory includes forests as far as the eye can see, a river that is ocean-like, vast farmlands, mountainous regions, modern municipalities and historic villages, a great wild north and millions of kilometres of highways and rivers which constitute an invaluable source of drinking water.
Together, we have built a diversified economy, from developing our mining and forestry resources to aerospace technology, agriculture, fishing, tourism, culture, engineering and the export of hydroelectricity.
Quebec is a land of geographical, social and economic contrasts. That is why it is inconceivable to want to apply uniform regulations and ways of doing things.
Abitibi-Témiscamingue’s reality is not the same as that of Sherbrooke, Montreal’s needs are not those of the Côte-Nord. The economies of Laval and Gaspésie and the Îles de la Madeleine do not develop in the same way or in the same sectors.
The Charter for Regions offers a general framework by virtue of which the government’s actions- bills, regulations, initiatives or programs from different ministries, economic and fiscal incentives- will be adapted to each region’s reality.
By modulating the government’s interventions according to each region’s specificities, the Charter for Regions will be a tool to allow us to put an end to wall-to-wall applications and give each region the means to reach their full potential.
The Charter for Regions is based on three major principles which will be entrenched in a law.