Everyone in Quebec has witnessed, in recent months, the financial problems of the Huot Group, of which I am the president, exposed in the public arena. A lot of negativity comes out and is expected. But since nothing is black or white, there are some positives that have survived the last few months and that’s what I want to focus on today.
By a happy accident of life, I got the Airmedic company more than 10 years ago. I know that this aeromedical company is important for all Quebecers and that it can only provide good things. At that time, my vision was clear: save lives. To do this, I had to do what the company had never done, that is, equip myself with ambulance planes and helicopters with sophisticated equipment, able to cover the entire large territory of Quebec and have on board a crew capable of providing. nursing care. And that’s what I did. Bases were established throughout the province to help people in need better and more quickly.
Since my acquisition in 2012, Airmedic has performed more than 9,000 missions across Quebec and saved hundreds of lives. But I didn’t do it alone, far from it. Thanks to the support of many dedicated and passionate people, my dream came true. These people, extraordinary creatures, gave of themselves body and soul, night and day, to bring the vision I had to life. Without them, these angels of the air as I like to call them, the Airmedic would not exist. I can’t thank them enough. In addition to these employees who have been faithful and loyal to me all these years, I must thank the governments, who have always supported me in this crazy project, as well as the investors, friends, who believed in this great adventure. Also, thanks to the significant support of indigenous communities and the unique links developed with these populations, Airmedic is able to provide its services to residents of the far north of Quebec, who suffer from a clear lack of health services.
This amazing business is etched in my heart forever and represents one of my greatest achievements. I had to sell it for lack of money, and I didn’t make a profit. My Airmedic job ended here. It is not without pain in my heart that I leave, but I feel the satisfaction of doing my duty and paying it. I know that “my baby” is in good hands and that Dessercomm, having acquired it, will be able to continue the Airmedic mission and even continue it. I hope that Airmedic will be around for many years to come, and I hope that it will remain my legacy to Quebecers for a long time.