The disconnect between NB and the Feds

Shawn Graham outlines a new partnership he wants with the Feds and talks about investing in children and workforce development and moving federal jobs to the province.

Stephen Harper announces $200-million more into the Automotive Innovation Fund for the Ontario-centred auto industry and $200-million into the Quebec-centered Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative.

This is the nub of it folks. We (New Brunswick) need the funds Harper is designating to win votes in Ontario and Quebec. If the feds give NB general money – it will go to health care or putting new pavement on Route 126. We need a formal partners like the Automotive Innovation Fund that ties both the province and the feds into a five to ten year economic development partnership that will strategically invest in economic development for New Brunswick.