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Resources generate 'disproportionate share of Canada’s wealth'

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney was asked to identify the 'next big thing for Canada' by an Ottawa think-tank. The result was a speech he delivered in Ottawa. Here’s the written text of that speech

 

 

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High impact: the economic importance of BC's natural resources

A 10 percent boost in BC’s natural-resource economy would mean an extra $2.137 billion in the province's’s GDP, an extra $4.5 billion across Canada, and more than 39,000 new jobs for British Columbians.

And 55 percent of those jobs would be in the Lower Mainland.

All this and much more from Philip Cross, former chief economic analyst for Statistics Canada.

He says that a 10 percent boost in our natural resource output is indeed realistic.

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Sustainability is key to winning public support

Research shows that most British Columbians appreciate the importance of resource development, but want to ensure it is conducted in a 'world-class' manner

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Trying to alleviate poverty? There is one sure-fire way to do it

Canada’s natural resources boom has been the key factor in narrowing the growing gap between the rich and the poor, BC economists told an Ottawa conference

 

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