Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Economic development is good now

Remember when the Conservatives were totally ideologically opposed to federal economic development agencies like Western Economic Diversification and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency? Oh the time, they are a changin'. From the budget speech:

While continuing our support for Northern and Eastern Ontario, we will provide $1 billion over the next five years to establish a new Southern Ontario Development Agency.

And we will invest $50 million over the next five years to establish a new regional economic development agency for Canada’s North.

Not saying it's a bad idea. Jut interesting, because they used to really hate these things. And Ontario, for that matter. And now they're creating two new agencies, and the federal bureaucracies that go with them. So, quite interesting.

Anyway, must get back to work. More later.

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