Vladimir Putin

Parizeau, The Honourable Jacques

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Brief description of what has happened in the last few years in Quebec. The French-speaking majority at peace with its language. A shift in business away from Montreal to Toronto as the economic centre of Canada. The void filled by native entrepreneurs. The economic structure in Quebec. Foreign investment. Economic objectives are of a widening consensus. Investment. Competition. Exports. Dependence on external markets. Shift of resources towards new technology. "The Technology Conversion." Recognition of Montreal as the centre of government development policies. Political objectives of the eighties: no consensus. The issue of Quebec's independence. The Constitution. Economic recovery in Quebec. Unemployment. Future optimism.