Analysis

Quebec’s ‘Plan vert’ is both an ambitious environmental agenda and an exercise in economic nationalism

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier François Legault says the province’s new environmental plan will be “a winner for Quebec and a winner for the planet.” 

The Plan vert is almost certainly a winner for Quebec—or, at least, for those Quebec companies who are set to reap the plan’s green-tinged windfall. That’s because, in calling for a petrol-free future, Legault’s CAQ government also says that the pieces of this massive restructuring should be as made-in-Quebec as possible. The government “will support Quebec industries linked to the electrification of the economy and the fight against climate change,” reads the Plan.

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