Mr. Speaker, I wish to speak today of an excellent initiative taken by our government to develop Montreal's international vocation.
On December 6, the member for Outremont and Secretary of State responsible for Canada Economic Development announced that our government was contributing $24 million to ensure the development of the international quarter of Montreal, a strategic growing point for the orientation Montreal has set for itself.
This $60 million plus short-term project will generate more than $1 billion in property investment in the long term.
Through the project, Montreal will develop into a world-wide pole of attraction for international organizations.
It represents a clear commitment by our government to the future of Greater Montreal. I am sure that the economic benefits will spread as far as Brome—Missisquoi and throughout Quebec.