Montréal, September 10, 2019 – Despite the billions that the Quebec government has invested over the past ten years in accelerating the transition to digital technology, manufacturers still haven’t made the shift to Industry 4.0. That is the main conclusion of the latest report published by the Centre for Productivity and Prosperity – Walter J. Somers Foundation (CPP). “This finding is all the more disturbing at a time when these economic pillars are already facing major productivity issues,” laments CPP Director Robert Gagné. “Our analysis shows not only that the measures proposed, mostly in the form of income tax credits, are not reaching their targets, but also that the Quebec government’s economic development assistance system no longer meets businesses’ needs. So the current government has every reason to completely rethink its strategy, if it hopes to see the technological transition it is aiming for.”

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