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Can the east coast economy be revived?

November 14, 2013

It’s been more than four decades since Kevin Lynch left Cape Breton Island to pursue a career that would carry him to the top of the federal civil service, as clerk of the Privy Council. Atlantic Canada, meanwhile, has remained mired in economic stagnation, accelerating the outflow of young people. Globalization and fast-growth markets in Asia and Latin America threaten to push it further to the sidelines. Lynch, currently vice-chair of BMO Financial Group, is the driving force behind 4Front, a series of three annual conferences that produced an agenda for what he foresees as a private-sector-led economic turnaround in the region.

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Can the east coast economy be revived?

It’s been more than four decades since Kevin Lynch left Cape Breton Island to pursue a career that would carry him to the top of the federal civil service, as clerk of the Privy Council. Atlantic Canada, meanwhile, has remained…

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