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Crown corporation – Hydro-Quebec- Amanda

Crown corporations date from the early European settlements by Scotland, England and France in Canada. In 1841, the Board of Works was established. This was to construct the canal system in the Province of Canada. Today, Canadian National Railways, Petro-Canada and many provincial hydro firms are some of Canada’s largest enterprises.

Hydro –Quebec, a popular crown corporation was established in 1944. Its main establishment is in Montreal. This company is the main provider of electricity in Quebec.  Following the Great depression, there was a demand for the government to take control of the economy instead of having English domination.

Adelard Godbout, the premier of Quebec in 1939 was seeking for a state owned utility for cheaper, reliable and accessible electricity. He took control and on April 14 1944, Hydro-Quebec was created competing with MLH&P and the Shawinigan Water & Power Company.

Hydro is government owned and managed by a board of directors meaning it has Quebec’s interest in mind. Therefore, it holds a stronger economy in Quebec. The electricity is cheaper, more reliable and more accessible than most companies. There is more stability in this company since it uses water as energy. Stressing over oil prices and coal is unnecessary.

Hydro-Quebec also benefits the economy since it gives back to the province. Hydro buys 91% of its purchases from Quebec. This crown corporation is also a job market. There were over 23 000 employees in December 31st 2010.



Garage- Javiera

– When in time it existed  (in time, but also what else was going on)-

The store “Garage” was founded in the year 1975. During this time there were many changes in Canada, such as Canada’s first female deputy. Having a female deputy must have been an important step towards the equality between genders and the clothing store is focused on encouraging girls to have a free spirit.

– Where it operates.  (Where are its offices, factories, whatever)

This retail store was created in Montreal and has expanded it stores to the United States and Dubai. Its head quarters are located in Montreal, Canada.

– Who is involved or who is in charge.

This clothing store is owned by “Groupe Dynamite”

–  What “effects” this organization has on the economy in Quebec in general

This store along with other two owned by “Groupe Dynamite” has more than 250 stores and employ more that 4000 people, part of those in Quebec meaning that this store has helped the economy of Quebec by giving more jobs to people.

Union National ( Quebec )- Jessica

A Quebec Union ( Union natinale )- Jessica

This Union nationale was founded during the Great Depression, in the year 1935 and finally became a political party  from the years 1936 to 1970. This Union was under the leadership of Premier Maurice Duplessis from the years 1944 to 1960 and from 1966 to 1970 which helped power in Quebec.

Premier Maurice Duplessis also involved his several and most progressive legislators. It was very popular in the rural areas. The “effects” this organization has on the economy in Quebec in general is giving the Catholic clergy government money in order of providing themselves with public education, health care and other important and services.