"At the end of the day, the reason why we are going this way is that we want to delegate to the MRCs, to the regions and to the larger cities control of their own economic development.” says Jacques Daoust, the Liberal government’s Economic Development Minister
Quebec pins hopes on all-electric school bus unveiled in Laval
Quebec Transport Minister Robert Poëti is seen here connecting the all-electric school bus for recharging with Mille-Îles Liberal MNA Francine Charbonneau and Minister of Sustainable Development David Heurtel.
While Laval’s school children put their studies aside and went on summer break beginning earlier this week, at least one of the area’s schools staged a joyful pre-vacation school yard party earlier in June.
Students and staff at Terry Fox Elementary School on des Lacasse Ave. in Auteuil were presented on June 19 with the “Green Schools, Green Futures Award” for the Quebec region by representatives from Tree Canada and FedEx Express Canada in recognition of the school’s efforts to promote environmental sustainability.
Communicating grievances to Laval’s mayor and city councillors was a little harder than usual during the May 5 council meeting given that more than 100 unionized municipal recreation service employees were demonstrating outside to protest the fact they’ve been without a contract with the city for the past two years.
The City of Laval’s main economic development agency, Laval Technopole, has added an important new contact to a growing list of international connections potentially interested in doing business in the city’s industrial sector.