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G7 summit : insurers close to Quebec city for security reasons

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Justine Montminy

7 June 2018 13:30

The headquarters of The Capital insurance and financial services, located on the Hill of Quebec, closed its doors on Thursday 7 June in the afternoon and on Friday 8 June due to protests and disturbances, anti-G7 is provided in the city.

In interview to the Newspaper of the insurance, the spokesperson of The Capital, Jean-Pascal Lavoie, has confirmed that the 1 500 employees of the head office will work in teleworking for those who can and the others will be on paid leave.

“It’s been several weeks that we are preparing for the possible disturbances in the G7. Today the whole Hill is deserted. For security reasons, we do not want our employees to be in the office during the protests, ” adds Mr. Lavoie.

Desjardins also affected

The administrative offices of the Mouvement Desjardins which is located near parliament Hill will also be closed until the 9th of June, has confirmed the publicist Annie Josiane Bujold in the Journal of the insurance. The employees work either remotely, or will be relocated for the duration of the summit.

For SSQ Insurance, the spokesperson of the insurer, Danielle Rioux, has indicated that the offices would remain open since they are located in Sainte-Foy. The offices of iA financial Group, which are located on the Grande-Allée in Quebec city, will remain open, unless otherwise, indicated the public relations Pierre Picard. He added that the insurer was following the situation closely.

Several events are planned during the G7 summit which is taking place in Charlevoix, from 8 to 9 June. The first manifestation of anti-G7 is scheduled for this evening, but other events will be held in the capital on Friday and Saturday.

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