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Québec’s Maritime Strategy : a unique, ambitious and integrated project of economic, social and environmental development
The Maritime Strategy belongs to all Quebecers
The Maritime Strategy belongs to all Quebecers, especially in the regions where numerous initiatives that create jobs and business opportunities are revitalizing their economies. The Government of Québec invites the public to view the video and listen to the radio clip that publicize the Maritime Strategy. For more information, please follow us on Facebook.
The Maritime Strategy and the Plan Nord
The Maritime Strategy complements the Plan Nord, which will engender additional river traffic in the maritime regions. For this reason, the Maritime Strategy intends to invest in the marine infrastructure that serves the regions. Maritime transport will be profitably employed to ship mineral ore, supply businesses or remote or isolated populations. To this end, short sea shipping offers a striking example of what the Maritime Strategy intends to rely on.
Message from the Minister
The Maritime Strategy is an ambitious, visionary plan that will harness Québec’s enormous maritime potential and promote its growth and long-term survival in the coming years. It will enable us to develop the St. Lawrence River, a resource with boundless development potential.
This 15-year societal project will rely on Québec’s competitive advantages and, in particular, its strategic geographic position in relation to major international and domestic markets, in a context where international economic agreements are fostering trade.
The Maritime Strategy belongs to the inhabitants of our regions, which are benefiting from the necessary know-how and leadership to broaden the influence of our industry beyond our borders. It belongs to the businesspeople who will find in it, in particular with the establishment of logistical hubs and industrial port zones, numerous business opportunities. Lastly, it belongs to all Quebecers who wish to bring to fruition responsible maritime development, whose benefits will be felt throughout the province through economic growth and the creation of stimulating jobs in all regions.
Our action plan for the coming five years, elaborated with the sustained support of leaders in the maritime sector, will establish the foundation of Québec’s maritime sector for the future. We are taking concrete action to support Québec shipyards, promote short sea shipping, enhance the service offer of the Société des traversiers du Québec, develop the maritime tourism industry, ensure the long-term survival of the fishing and aquaculture industries, sustain innovation and research, and support the training and development of skilled workers. Québec will thus be called upon to fully benefit from its know-how and maritime assets.
Today, it is up to us to make this majestic waterway a leading economic, social and environmental player. Through the implementation of the first maritime strategy in Québec’s history, together we will shape the Québec of tomorrow, focused on the responsible development of the St. Lawrence River, one of its most valuable resources.