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Alliance numériQC, Quebec finance minister at odds over state help to sector

News | 11/14/2002 5:00 am EST

A war of words has erupted between Quebec’s main multimedia association and one of the most powerful politicians in the province over the role the state should play in aiding the industry. On November 8, the Alliance numériQC was forced to rush to the industry’s defence, specifically of its extensive public-sector assistance, after Quebec finance minister Pauline Marois told a Laval University debate that she favours gradually eliminating provincial aid to certain sectors, citing the multimedia industry in particular.

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