How has Quebec fared in terms of job creation?


McGill’s Quebec Studies Program and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ are pleased to invite public and media alike to assist the following conference:

Four years after Quebec’s Summit on the Economy and Employment, how has the province fared in terms of job creation?

Tuesday, September 26, 2000
9:00 am to noon
McGill Faculty Club
3450 McTavish St.
Free Admission

Conference speakers will include:

Jean Charest
Professor, Industrial Relations department, Université de Montréal

Professor Charest will examine the historical factors that have triggered variances between the Quebec, Ontario and Canadian labour markets

Judith Maxwell
President of the Canadian Public Policy Research Network

Ms Maxwell will analyse the historical aspects of Quebec’s economic evolution to determine if the province’s "new economy" is here to stay.

Andrew Sharpe
President, Centre for the Study of Living Standards

Mr Sharpe will look at the reasons why Quebec’s job creation has lagged behind Ontario’s, despite spectacular economic growth across North America.

Diane Bellemare
Honorary professor, Human Resources department, Université du Québec à Montréal

Professor Bellemare will present labour statistics illustrating increases and decreases in job creation across Canada in order to evaluate how Quebec is faring compared to the rest of the country.

Alain-G. Gagnon
Director, Quebec Studies Program, McGill University

Professor Gagnon will evaluate the effects of summits on the Quebec government’s decision-making process.