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Quebec government promises support for forest sector


November 26, 2013
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The Quebec government reiterated its support for the forest industry at an industry gathering Nov. 21, the Rendez-vous national de la forêt québécoise. Quebec premier Pauline Marois announced support programs valued at more…

The Quebec government reiterated its support for the forest industry at an industry gathering Nov. 21, the Rendez-vous national de la forêt québécoise. Quebec premier Pauline Marois announced support programs valued at more than $320 million for the forest sector.

To modernize the industry and boost its competitiveness, the government is making available up to $320 million over three years for modernization projects.

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On the subject of green chemistry, the provincial government proposes to invest almost $32 million. The Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec will receive $3.1 million, and FPInnovations $1.75 million. Up to $27 million is available for three other projects in partnership with industry.

The government also announced new and continuing programs that support biomass-based electricity generation, and a pilot project related to winter loading of wood through the ministry of transportation to help reduce fibre costs.


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