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“We went through a difficult period in the 1990s. In 1993, we didn’t have sufficient capital to comply with the regulatory authorities’ standards, and we risked losing our operating license. The Fonds de solidarité FTQ supported us with venture capital. Honestly, without the Fonds’ support, I don’t know what would have become of SSQ Financial Group and the 600 employees we had at the time. In addition, without the Fonds’ support, several companies would not have been created, and several others would have disappeared.”

  • RENÉ HAMEL, Chief Executive Officer of SSQ Financial Group, which now has 2,000 employees and over $3 billion in sales.