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Quebec City honoured in two categories in the 2015-2016 American Cities of the Future rankings

Press releases - According to the 2015-2016 American Cities of the Future rankings compiled by UK-based fDi Magazine, which is published by the Financial Times Group, Quebec City placed in the Top 10 in two categories (Business Friendliness and Best fDi Strategy). A total of 421 cities in the Americas were evaluated by fDi Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times, and divided into five groups based on population size. Quebec City is in the mid-sized cities group, which includes urban areas with populations of more than 200,000 inhabitants and metropolitan regions with more than 750,000 inhabitants.

New expertise in human-derived biological products - Héma-Québec researchers save a young boy's sight

News - A young boy in Stoneham owes his sight to the work of a team of researchers from Héma-Québec and a product they developed using a derivative of plasma, the liquid portion of blood that contains a variety of proteins.

Université Laval scientists win top award for spinal cord injury research

News - Two scientists from Université Laval have received the 2014 and 2013 Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research, an annual prize supported through a partnership between the Barbara Turnbull Foundation, Brain Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Drs. Yves De Koninck (2014) and Frédéric Bretzner (2013) of Université Laval are recipients of this prestigious award for their world-class work to advance research on spinal cord injury and find new treatments.

EXFO joins effort to ensure Canada gets its share of $5 trillion high-tech pie

News - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) has joined others in Canada's telecommunications industry to make sure this country maintains its position as a world leader in next generation network technologies.

Municipalities in the Québec City area to receive more than $223 million for priority infrastructure projects

News - The Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, the Honourable Denis Lebel, and the Minister of Labour, Minister responsible for the Québec City region and Member of the National Assembly for Louis-Hébert, Sam Hamad, on behalf of Quebec's Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Pierre Moreau, are pleased to announce that municipalities in the Québec City area will receive $223,255,537 over the next five years under the new federal-provincial Gas Tax Fund agreement and from the Government of Quebec's contribution for priority infrastructure projects.

Modernized Quebec MRF doubles capacity

News - The city of Québec City, Quebec, has modernized its material recovery facility (MRF) to meet a growing volume of material. The modernization effort was a collaboration between Quebec City, the MRF operator Société VIA and equipment manufacturer Machinex, Plessisville, Quebec.

Réseau Québec-3D

News - Réseau Québec-3D was created by Québec’s Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et des Exportations so that local businesses can benefit from what many are calling the biggest industrial revolution since the Internet.

The Gouvernement du Québec and Gaz Métro partner to make liquefied natural gas available in 2016

News - Through Investissement Québec, the Gouvernement du Québec will have a $50 million stake in the Gaz Métro subsidiary responsible for marketing liquefied natural gas (Gaz Métro LNG). Estimated to cost $118 million, the project will help, in part, to meet the growing demand for liquefied natural gas by tripling output capacity at Gaz Metro's plant. The work will start in May 2015 and continue until June 2016, making liquefied natural gas available to customers as of summer of 2016.

Minister Denis Lebel Announces Reconstruction Work at the Canadian Coast Guard Wharf in Quebec

News - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announced an investment of $12 million today on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, for construction work on the Queen's Wharf at the Canadian Coast Guard base in Quebec.

Quebec Parliament Buildings to be Updated

News - The administrative board for the National Assembly has approved the motion to send out tenders for the improvement to the security system, the building of a new maintenance staff office building and a new visitor’s pavilion which will improve the operations of the parliament which has had no real expansion or improvement for a hundred years.


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