They want a new drug
Quebec has lost 12-hundred pharmaceutical research jobs since 2008. Rico Lavoie and Zhaoyin Wang are two of the 140 researchers laid off when Merck closed its research centre in Kirkland. Zhaoyin Wang has since started his own company - and hired Rico Lavoie.
MORE CBC MONTREAL COVERAGE OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/11/26/f-big-pharma-montreal.html