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Immigration a buoy for Atlantic Canada

November 14, 2013

Today, structural trends and seismic events are reshaping economies, societies, politics, power and expectations around the globe. The future is hiding in plain sight, and the question before us is whether we have the wisdom to spot it, and the…

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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…

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PITTS: From McJobs to Atlantic Canada advocacy

June 10, 2013

It sounds like a terrible trade-off – to give up your dream of being a university-trained physicist in order to work at McDonald’s. But three decades after that fateful choice, Cathy Bennett has parlayed her franchise roots into her own…

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MEEK: More stagnation, lest private sector forges future

June 10, 2013

Either Nova Scotia is the nation’s welfare case and will soon become its nursing home — or we’re poised on the brink of greatness just like the Leafs. The next few years will tell. Here’s a cynic’s view (not mine):…

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BRIGHTON: Business urged to get to 4Front

June 3, 2013

The 4Front Atlantic Conference in Halifax on Thursday sounded a refreshing note by calling on the business community to take ownership of its own problems and do something about them. Foremost among these is the need to invest: in equipment,…

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EDITORIAL: Mission to Halifax

June 3, 2013

Future goes to town All the world over, the economy is heading downtown — except, it seems, in Halifax. OK, we’re indulging in a bit of Hali-centric hyperbole, here. But it was surrealistic this week to attend the 4Front Atlantic…

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New east partnership urged

June 3, 2013

Conference Atlantic business leaders deliver strong message: Success depends on regional collaboration HALIFAX – The collaboration of Atlantic Canada’s provinces is now increasingly essential to the region’s success, top business and community leaders heard Thursday. Atlantic Canadian business leaders are…

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Well schooled in opportunities

June 3, 2013

Speakers see strength in our colleges, universities In an ever-evolving global economic landscape, this region has an inherent “Atlantic advantage” that allows it to seize worldwide growth opportunities, 4Front Atlantic attendees were told Thursday. During the third and final instalment…

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Youth, skills top agenda at end of conference

June 3, 2013

With the looming demographic crisis like a ticking time bomb for the Atlantic region, access to young, talented workers emerged as a major topic of discussion at the 4Front Atlantic conference Thursday. Hundreds of representatives from regional businesses — big…

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EDITORIAL: The power of trying

May 28, 2013

W. Edwards Deming, the American statistician who pioneered quality improvement for industry, was fond of reminding his business clients that their survival couldn’t be taken for granted. It was, he liked to say, “purely voluntary.” In other words, in an…

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Conference News

Time for Action: 4Front Atlantic committee responds to OneNS report

HALIFAX, Friday, February 14 – The 4Front Atlantic advisory committee welcomes the strong recommendations and urgent call to action detailed in the recently released report by the Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy. The report titled, Now or…

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Immigration a buoy for Atlantic Canada

Today, structural trends and seismic events are reshaping economies, societies, politics, power and expectations around the globe. The future is hiding in plain sight, and the question before us is whether we have the wisdom to spot it, and the…

read more

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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