Quebec premier Jean Charest wants to speed up development in the north of the province in order to exploit its untapped resources. The premier will release details of his Northern Plan on Monday.
He hopes it will attract private as well as public investment in Northern Quebec. The region is thought to be rich in uranium and diamonds. Charest wants to encourage their exploitation. So, he is set to dedicate billions of dollars to improving infrastructure there, like roads. That way, he will facilitate access to the region. Difficulty of access has proved to be an obstacle to exploitation in the past, as has inclement weather.