The National Assembly passes a unanimous motion to promote cooperatives

The National Assembly passes a unanimous motion to promote cooperatives (2 min 39 s)

Added on February 28, 2012

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On February 21, 2012, at the National Assembly, Quebec government officials and social leaders reached out in a show of support for the cooperative business model. They joined forces to recognize and promote cooperatives and mutuals as powerful instruments for socio-economic growth in Quebec and across Canada.

  

The National Assembly passes a unanimous motion to promote cooperatives (2 min 39 s)

Added on February 28, 2012 | Desjardins Group

Note: The information in brackets describes the visual and audio content of the video, and the rest of the text corresponds to the dialogue.

[On-screen text: STATEMENT ON 2012 International year of Cooperatives THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF COOPERATIVES]

[Image: Seven stick figures holding up a cube]

Unnamed speaker [overdubbed in English]: Every one of us to continue our work, to do even more and even better for you and for all of our members.

[Image: Shots of politicians and Desjardins officials chatting in the hall at the National Assembly in Quebec City]

Unnamed speaker: New cooperatives are still being created to meet new needs. In my opinion we still haven’t developed all the potential of our business model, which is centred and inclusive and has lots of room to innovate and prosper.

[Background music]

[Image: Denis Richard speaking at a podium]

[On-screen text: Denis Richard PRESIDENT OF THE CONSEIL QUÉBÉCOIS DE LA COOPÉRATION ET DE LA MUTUALITÉ]

[No sound]

[Image: Hélène Simard speaking at a podium]

[On-screen text: Hélène Simard PRESIDENT-CEO OF THE CONSEIL QUÉBÉCOIS DE LA COOPÉRATION ET DE LA MUTUALITÉ]

[Image: Sam Hamad speaking at a podium]

[On-screen text: Sam Hamad MINISTER OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, INNOVATION AND EXPORT TRADE]

[Images: Denis Richard, Hélène Simard and Sam Hamad posing for photos and signing a declaration; photographers taking pictures]

[Image: Monique F. Leroux speaking at a podium]

[On-screen text: Monique F. Leroux CHAIR OF THE BOARD, PRESIDENT AND CEO DESJARDINS GROUP]

[Images: Audience members listening to her speech; Monique F. Leroux and Sam Hadam chatting with audience members, holding signed declaration]

[On-screen text: Desjardins logo; Cooperating in building the future]

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