The economic history of the Province of Quebec
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- Mosel Vitelic abandons plan for Quebec chip
- Reuters, 15 December 2000. Taiwanese semiconductor
manufacturer Mosel Vitelic has abandoned plans to build a
C$3 billion plant in Quebec because Ottawa not willing to
pay a heavy subsidy.
- Asbestos mine faces bankruptcy
- The Canadian Press, Wednesday 9 October 2002. The
falling world price of asbestos has stopped production at
one of the last asbestos mines in Quebec, which employed
320 workers, and forced the company into bankruptcy
protection. The once-thriving asbestos mining industry in
southeastern Quebec has been decimated mainly for health
and environmental reasons.
- Gildan, a Montreal-based company, uses
union-busting and sweatshops to make its profits!
- Call to Action Against Sweatshops and Union Busting
North and South, 29 June 2003. Gildan is a big player in
the T-Shirt business. Gildan is highly profitable. Gildan
is an example of a
success story in the new
globalized economy. Companies resist unionization and move
production South in order to exploit cheap labour rather
than improve conditions of workers at home.