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Couillard Estimates: Quebec City

couillard estimates: The premier was speaking in Quebec City at a forum on diversity and discrimination that replaced previously scrapped consultations on systemic racism, according to The Chronicle Herald. Quebec government statistics indicate the province's active population has been diminishing by 5,000 workers a year since 2014. Couillard estimates more than 1.3 million jobs will need to be filled in Quebec by 2024. That translates into companies being forced to scale back on investments and turning down contracts. I would place this issue even above what's currently at stake in the trade agreements, he said. Couillard said many Quebec businesses are crying out for workers. ( As reported in the news.