A couple of months ago when it started to look like the Canadian economy wouldn’t perform as robustly in 2012 as was thought, federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty was on the TV assuring the public that he would do everything at his disposal including more stimulus to ensure the Canadian economy continues to grow.
How come that doesn’t apply to the provinces? Why wouldn’t the federal Finance Minister be worried about six straight years of an average GDP growth rate of 0.9 percent in New Brunswick?
It’s not a rhetorical question. The same worries people have about weak growth at the national level apply to provinces as well. Sure, in the overal scheme of things, little old New Brunswick doesn’t matter but it matters to us.
I would like to see the federal government response – how can it help move the NB economy forward?