A great day for the social economy in Quebec, Canada!

Final adoption of the Act on the Social Economy in the National Assembly

Montreal , October 10, 2013 – The National Assembly today unanimously adopted the draft law on the social economy. Less than a year after Québec prime minister Pauline Marois announced in her inauguration speech her intention to submit this bill to parliament, Quebec is now part of the global movement that recognizes the social economy by adopting a framework legislative dedicated to it.

The Chantier de l’économie sociale’s Ms. Nancy Neamtan responded by saying: “This is a great day for Quebec ! Recognizing the social economy as an important component of the Quebec economy, along with the private and public economy, gives us hope. Quebec in this way consolidates its position within the frontrunner group of societies who understand the enormous potential of this approach to development in the 21st century. ”

For more information on framework laws for the social economy throughout the world see the framework law section of the RELIESS.

The RELIESS is a reference and liaison centre that aims to disseminate information on public policy and, in particular, on instances of collaboration between civil society and the public sector that lead to the development of innovative experiences in the social economy internationally.

The center was created by the Chantier de l’économie sociale in Québec (Canada) and relies on a committee of international partners.