Quebec : economic circumstances and opportunities

one of a series of staff papers prepared by the federal Department of Regional Economic Expansion as a contribution to federal-provincial consultations on regional development policy in Canada.

Publisher: The Dept.] in [Ottawa

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Subjects:

  • Québec (Province) -- Economic conditions,
  • Québec (Province) -- Economic policy

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ContributionsCanada. Dept. of Regional Economic Expansion
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LC ClassificationsHC117Q8 Q4
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 103 p.
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19651036M

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The economy of Quebec is diversified and post-industrial with an average potential for growth. Manufacturing and service sectors dominate the economy. If Quebec were a country, its economy would be ranked the 44th largest in the world just behind Norway.

Quebec is also ranked the 21st largest in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and cy: Canadian dollar (CAD). Quebec is the second-most populous province of Canada, after Ontario. It is the only one to have a predominantly French-speaking population, with French as the sole provincial official inhabitants live in urban areas near the Saint Lawrence River between Montreal and Quebec City, the imately half of Quebec residents live in the Greater Area rank: Ranked 2nd.

View of Montreal from Mount Royal, Quebec has played a special role in French history ; the modern province occupies much of the land where French settlers founded the colony of Canada (New France) in the 17th and 18th centuries. The population is predominantly French-speaking and Roman Catholic, with a large Anglophone minority, augmented in recent years.

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