The Société du Plan Nords will coordinate development in the area and the introduction of economic, social and environmental measures, working closely with the government departments and bodies concerned, several of which have already established joint action mechanisms.
Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones
Because of its specific mandate and its cross-departmental role, the Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones will remain the main point of contact with aboriginal communities in northern Québec. It will retain this role, within the limits of its mandate, and will also ensure the coordination and implementation of agreements and conventions signed by the Québec government and the aboriginal nations in the North.
Secrétariat aux affaires maritimes
The Secrétariat à l’implantation de la stratégie maritime will promote the development of harbour operations in Québec and especially northern Québec as part of the active deployment of the Plan Nord. It will be responsible, among other things, for ensuring that road and rail infrastructures meet the needs of various harbour development projects by helping to create intermodal connections. It will also promote a safer, more ecological approach to freight transportation.
Last, Investissement Québec will continue to work with enterprises in Québec while providing ongoing support for international corporations that wish to establish themselves or expand their operations in Québec. Its actions will promote private investment and the attraction of enterprises to the area covered by the Plan Nord, highlighting the numerous advantages offered by Québec for the development of its natural resources and the application of its know-how.