After six years in the private sector, it seems that former New Brunswick Deputy Minister of Economic Development Francis McGuire still understands the core of the issue. He was just named among the Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada. In the paragraph describing him, it states:
Asked for his honest opinion on how the Atlantic region might experience a similar economic revitalization, McGuire responds with typical, hard-to-digest, frankness: “We have to accelerate the process of urbanization. We have to attract or grow big businesses in our area. Small businesses can’t do it.”
Bravo, Francis. One down, 2.199 million to go.