Fitzgibbon hands out $80 million more

Until the beginning of July, the Minister of Economy and Innovation, Pierre Fitzgibbon, continued to distribute the millions, according to documents consulted by Le Journal.

Fitzgibbon hands out $80 million more

Until the beginning of July, the Minister of Economy and Innovation, Pierre Fitzgibbon, continued to distribute the millions, according to documents consulted by Le Journal.

In total, more than $ 80 million has been paid to three companies in three decrees adopted by the CAQ government on July 6.

The largest financial commitment is made by Investissement Québec (IQ) which will pay $43 million to Trudel Alliance, the real estate fund behind the revitalization of Place Fleur de Lys in Quebec City.

This project, which revolves around a vast real estate development, includes green spaces, a hotel and 2,500 housing units that will allow 4,000 citizens to settle there. The $750 million project is expected to be completed in seven years.

It is rather rare for the government to invest in a real estate project, but Quebec believes that this development will revitalize this central district of the city.

"For the Government of Quebec, this is a business partnership with an expectation of return," explained Jean-Pierre d'Auteuil, spokesperson for the Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI). .

In a written statement, Trudel Alliance said it was "pleased with the government's involvement" which will "accelerate the achievement."

“This government investment is through a preferred equity investment. These will eventually be bought by Trudel, ”we confirmed to the Journal.

The company's two leaders, brothers William and Jonathan Trudel, bought the mall in July 2018.

Help in Kinova and Kaloom

In another decree, aid of US$10.5 million (C$13.5 million) is also granted to Kaloom to help it develop its products and support its commercial activities.

On its English-only website, Kaloom describes itself as a networking, analytics and artificial intelligence solutions company.

IQ will also pay $25 million in financial assistance, including a forgivable interest-free loan, to Kinova for its project to develop collaborative robots for industrial and medical uses.

Neither Kaloom nor Kinova responded to questions from the Journal.

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