The New Brunswick government has commissioned a task force to look into ways that this Province can become self-sufficient.
You are invited to view the comments and/or join the discussion. The Task Force Co-chairs also contribute, by posting questions and/or clarifying issues. The contents of this Discussion Forum will be analyzed and contribute to the preparation of Final Report of the Task Force on Self-Sufficiency. The Discussion Forum is open until March 31, 2007.
The recommendations to date could be considered to be a bit controversial and have fostered some discussion and conflicting points of view. I’ve added my comments to a few of the six discussion areas:
- Increase population and labour force
- Sweeping changes
- Increase labour productivity
- Rural and Urban connections
- Export growth
- Expand our existing corporate base
Part of my concern about this process is that it is just a snapshot in time and does not connect to the serious discussions that have been going on for several years in non-traditional media (like blogs). If you have some perspective on economic & community development, then please add your comments to the “official” discussion. I’m told that the Premier will read these comments, while I’m sure that most politicians don’t read any of our blogs (correct me if I’m wrong).
So if you have older posts that pertain to these topics, then just copy and paste them in. Think of it as a manually-operated RSS aggregator 😉