Speech Presented to the Strategic Partnership Public Policy Symposium
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
November 27, 2009
Almost a decade ago the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) institutionalized the classic approach to partnership, bringing business, labour, and government together. Ongoing committees were tasked with charting the way forward on strategic areas of public interest that affect all citizens of the province.Quite common in Europe, this approach to decision-making is very rarely done in Canada.
It isn’t the only thing that sets NL apart from the rest of Canada. Like Quebec, you are a distinct society. This is just another example; but it is one example the rest of
Canada would do well to learn from...
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