Last month, on April 8, the government proudly announced its new revamped Plan Nord. Premier Philippe Couillard's project, though much less ambitious than that of Charest's government, appears to be just as risky.
The government is intent on investing $2 billion to build infrastructure in the North in order to make it easier for mining companies, usually foreign-owned, to gain access to the resources. By 2035, some $20 billion will have been invested by Hydro-Québec on new projects to reinvigorate the North's economy. (It's worth mentioning that details regarding these investments have not been made available.)