Montreal, September 9, 2015 – Compared to all other Quebec regions, fewer residents of Capitale-Nationale have 5 drinks or more on a single occasion at least once a year. That puts the region in first place for moderate drinking. Éduc’alcool Director General Hubert Sacy made the list public today, following the most extensive survey ever of Quebecers and drinking, conducted by CROP for the organization. The results paint a detailed picture of drinking in Quebec, region by region. Côte-Nord holds the unenviable record for excessive drinking.

Here is the complete list:

  • 1: Capitale-Nationale
  • 2 (tie): Centre-du-Québec and Montérégie
  • 4: Montreal
  • 5 (3-way tie): Laval, Mauricie and Outaouais
  • 8: Gaspésie-Iles-de-le-Madeleine
  • 9 (tie): Chaudière-Appalaches and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
  • 11 (3-way tie): Bas-Saint-Laurent, Estrie and Laurentides
  • 14: Lanaudière
  • 15: Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • 16: Côte-Nord
  • Not available: Nord-du-Québec

Éduc’alcool presented its first Éduc’alcool Moderation Trophy two weeks ago to the Mayor of Quebec City, Régis Labeaume, who accepted it on behalf of everyone in the Capitale-Nationale region.

The Éduc’alcool Moderation Trophy will be presented every two years to the mayor of the largest city in the region containing the highest percentage of moderate drinkers. Like the Stanley Cup or the soccer World Cup, the trophy resides temporarily with each winner, and will thus be on display at Quebec City Hall until summer 2017.