Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal

Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal

December 07, 2005 23:59 ET

The Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal launches a call to action for increased competitiveness and productivity in Montréal

MONTREAL, Dec. 7 - The Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal (JCCM) called yesterday for the mobilization of the Quebec population to increase the productivity in Quebec and the Montreal region.

A luncheon was organized by the JCCM with the participation of Robert Lacroix, former commissioner of education at the Université de Montréal, Pierre Lefrançois, President of the Société de partenariat et de cooperation, and Jan-Fryderyk Pleszczynski, President of the JCCM. The JCCM took this occasion to publish a brief entitled Pour un Québec inclusif et compétitif presenting its position on this important issue for the future of the city and its population.

Considering the heavy burden of Quebec's public debt and the relative poverty of the region of Montreal compared to other major cities in North America, the JCCM proposes the creation of a collective project based on a principle of partnership similar to the economic model found in Finland.

For Montreal, this collective project would mean maximizing the potential of sectors already established such as technology, with a better development of human capital by promoting education and research and development. The JCCM also proposes the modernization of Quebec's infrastructures with alternative financing methods, such as Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), and innovative management methods for greater work flexibility and close collaboration with employers and unions.

"The JCCM believes that Quebec society has to mobilize itself immediately to face today's challenges. Our collective resources must be used prudently and coherently in education, research and development, and infrastructures to make Quebec's economy one of the most competitive in the world while concrete actions can still make a difference," says Jan-Fryderyk Pleszczynski, president of the JCCM.

About the JCCM

The JCCM is an association of young executives, professionals, entrepreneurs and self-employed business people under the age of 40. Founded in 1931, it represents some 1,400 members, whose average age is 32. Its mission is to foster the professional and personal development of young businesspeople in metropolitan Montreal, to promote their interests and to contribute to the vitality of the environment in which they evolve. The JCCM is a premier meeting place for those who want to make a difference and take active part in the discussions that shape the future of society.

Contact Information

  • JCCM
    Philippe Gillard
    Communications Officer
    (514) 845-4951, ext. 26
    pgillard@jccm.org