Lavery’s Plan Nord group and its partners PricewaterhouseCoopers, Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec and AGC Communications jointly organized an economic mission in the Plan Nord territory from June 17-19.
A total of 43 people took part in this mission, including a majority of Quebec business leaders. The participants visited the towns of Matagami, Chibougamau, Fermont, Sept-Îles, Labrador City and Wabush. They also met with the mayors of these municipalities, local business people and the Cri community of Oujé-Bougoumou, and visited the facilities of the mining companies Xstrata Zinc, Arcelor Mittal and Rio Tinto/IOC.
For the participants, this mission was very successful. It enabled them to become better acquainted with the Plan Nord territory, its residents and the companies that do business in this part of Quebec. In addition, the tour has helped develop a business network and encourage a greater understanding of the wide range of business opportunities offered in this vast territory.