A successful meeting, in which a strong case was made for Nova Scotia, is how Premier Rodney MacDonald described his meeting today, Oct. 17, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Premier MacDonald is in Ottawa for Nova Scotia Days, promoting and raising awareness about Nova Scotia, its people and its business advantages. The premier met this afternoon with Prime Minister Harper discussing fiscal imbalance, promoting development of Nova Scotia as the gateway from Europe and Asia to North America and the province’s bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. “Nova Scotia has all of the ingredients to stand on its own and have an independent future, but we must be on a level playing field,” said Mr. MacDonald. “Today I was able to put forward a strong case for Nova Scotia in the spirit of working together with the federal government, and my provincial counterparts for a solution that is fair and good for Canada.” Premier MacDonald also participated in Nova Scotia Days along with business leaders and cabinet ministers from Nova Scotia. “Nova Scotia Days was an excellent chance for us to show businesses the many opportunities available in the province and we have been very encouraged with the feedback we have received,” said Premier MacDonald. “Nova Scotia Days was a marvellous opportunity to come to Ottawa as partners with the provincial government and other businesses to show what is happening and what can happen in Nova Scotia,” said Andrew Webber, president Armament Technology Inc. “I appreciate the team approach to showcase our many strengths in Nova Scotia.” “I think this was a worthwhile initiative for business, educational, and government people to get together in Ottawa to listen, exchange ideas and perhaps, most importantly, let others know about the very positive things happening in Nova Scotia,” said George Sutherland, general counsel Michelin North America (Canada). “I appreciated the opportunity to attend.” A number of representatives from Nova Scotia businesses travelledto Ottawa at their own expense to participate in Nova Scotia Days.
Premier Makes Strong Case for Nova Scotia
Last Updated on: October 22nd, 2019 at 1:24 am, by