QUÉBEC — Quebec’s Minister of Natural Resources and Forests Maïté Blanchette Vézina, alongside the Société du Plan Nord, has announced a major initiative to boost development in the province’s northern territories. With a substantial $89.3 million fund, organizations and businesses are invited to submit project proposals aimed at fostering sustainability and prosperity north of the 49th parallel. Applications are now open, marking a significant step in Quebec’s commitment to advancing economic growth in its northern regions, Vézina said in a statement. As part of this program, a total of $60 million is available for 2023-2028. Applications are now open for organizations and businesses.