The Quebec Natural Resources Minister says the reform won't hamper Quebec's global competitiveness.

On Monday, there is to be a news conference in Chibougamau to announce the creation of a new government secretariat for northern economic development. It’s possible there will be announcement related to royalties, as well. If so, the new proposal should be one that helps encourage investment and job creation, and maintains Plan Nord momentum. Investment and jobs can’t be taken for granted. The Plan Nord isn’t a royalty faucet simply waiting to be turned on.