If you live in Québec.
In 2006, Jacques Bouchard published an updated version of his 36 responsive keys of Quebeckers originally published in 1978. A few keys disappeared over the past 30 years and a few were added. One of the new ones is entrepreneurship (l’entrepreneuriat). Bouchard argued that Quebeckers have come a long way since the quiet revolution. He used convincing data to support this assertion.
However, Bouchard did not write about how Quebeckers’ entrepreneurship compares with that of Canadians in the rest of the country.
“The situation is alarming” according to Mario Girard, President of the fondation de l'entrepreneurship , quoted in a recent issue of Les Affaires.
His assessment is based on the findings from a survey of 17,192 Canadians the foundation commissioned from Leger Marketing in January. The full report in French is available online .
Quebeckers are less experienced entrepreneurs.
Alone or with others, have you ever launched a business or taken over an existing one?
16% in Québec compared to 27% in the ROC (this includes autonomous workers).
Quebeckers in general are less likely to view entrepreneurs as job and wealth creators.
% who believe they have the skills and abilities to start a business.
It’s a one-year snapshot. The survey will be repeated annually to provide trended data according to Les Affaires.
Until then, I’ll just hop on the Bombardier-built Toronto subway while listening to a Cirque du Soleil soundtrack, looking at posters for Astral media and reading Quebecor’s Toronto Sun.