Seeking economic growth? It’s complicated

In my new role I am partially tasked with helping government figure out its role in helping to foster a sustained level of economic growth in the years ahead.  This is key to fiscal stability as a province not to mention as a way to ensure jobs for young people, vibrant communities, investment in infrastructure, etc.

But it is more complicated today than ever before.   The labour market under the age of 44 has been declining for years.   Competition for business investment is tougher than ever.   Attitudes towards development – along with our aging demographics – are changing.

These are interesting times.