Unlike Google and Facebook, which confirm that they have no plans at L’Ancienne-Lorette, the online sales leader Amazon is keeping the door open and leaving the door wide open.
The mystery still hangs over the identity of the giant of high technologies which covets the gigantic ground of the pharmaceutical company Endoceutics.
Joined by The newspaper, representatives of Google and Facebook have completely closed the door, unlike Amazon.
“We have nothing to communicate today concerning L’Ancienne-Lorette”, first responded by email the spokesperson for Amazon in Canada, Kristin Gable, specifying then that the company never commented on ” rumors of projects ”.
Several clues point to Amazon, which is in expansion mode. The company of multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos recently announced major investments to expand its tentacles with us.
By 2022, its six installations confirmed so far in the Belle Province will all be located in the Montreal region. None in eastern Quebec.
Mayor of L’Ancienne-Lorette
Asked specifically by a citizen about the potential arrival of an Amazon warehouse, during the last council meeting, Mayor Gaétan Pageau replied with a simple “I don’t know”, visibly amused that we are trying to get him pull the worms out of the nose.
Two weeks earlier, Mr. Pageau had surprised more than one by announcing that one of the “five largest” tech companies on the planet – we immediately think of GAFAM (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft ) – had made an offer to purchase the land from the company of the deceased Dr Fernand Labrie.
Usually very talkative, the new mayor shuts himself off like an oyster when discussing the subject with him.
“I will not make any further comments. It’s clear, clear, clear. I can’t tell you more, ”he replied to the Newspaper despite our insistence.
The other elected representatives from Lorett say they were not made aware of the identity of the major player.
“The bets are open,” slips councilor Sylvie Falardeau. “The file is super confidential,” added adviser Charles Guérard.
It was not possible to reach representatives of Microsoft, which already has a data center in Quebec, nor those of Apple.
Endoceutics declined our interview requests.
– With the collaboration of Francis Halin
“We have nothing to communicate today.”
– An Amazon spokesperson
“One of the ‘five biggest’ tech companies on the planet has made an offer to purchase this land …”
– The mayor of L’Ancienne-Lorette Gaétan Pageau two weeks ago.
“I will not make any further comments.”
– Gaétan Pagean last week
► Google and Facebook have denied wanting to buy land in L’Ancienne-Lorette.