Minister Jean D’Amour Highlights the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre’s 10th Anniversary10 January 2013
October 2, 2015 – The Minister of Transport and Implementation of the Maritime Strategy and Minister responsible for the Lower St. Lawrence Region, Mr. Jean D’Amour, yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), a division of the Corporation of Lower St. Lawrence Pilots.
He began by praising the centre’s expertise in training apprentice pilots and the continuous development of St. Lawrence pilots: “Becoming a pilot on the St. Lawrence River does not happen overnight. This is a complex task, requiring specialized training, as offered by the MSRC. Thanks to this, thanks to you, navigation on the St. Lawrence is safe year-round, regardless of weather conditions. Your role is important, especially in the context of implementing the Maritime Strategy.”
About the Maritime Strategy
The Maritime Strategy is an ambitious and visionary plan that highlights Quebec’s immense maritime potential. Its objective is to foster sustainable growth in Quebec’s maritime economy and encourage the creation of quality jobs throughout Quebec. By 2030, the Maritime Strategy will generate multi-billion-dollar investments and 30,000 direct jobs. Tourism, fisheries, logistics, research and marine transportation are some of the sectors that will have a positive impact on employment.
To learn more about the Maritime Strategy, go to www.strategiemaritime.gouv.qc.ca/en/.