Ivany Report: Let’s Get Moving

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  • Many are wondering why there is really no mention of the Med Tech sector which is active in N.S. and could contribute so much more if supported more effectively. The Academic Health Centers are key to this development in partnership with the Private Sector but this relationships gets scant notice in Government releases etc.

    Ray | March 14, 2014 | Reply

  • instead of doing all these studies and reports,,,, and have meetings about these two items with the results of maybe ,as politicans seem to like a yes or no is what people need. backbone people is an answer

    steve | March 6, 2014 | Reply

  • The Ivany report is a nice read . The special parts on the fishery and forestry are the best in terms of telling people the real situation .
    The question is “Now What?” All such documents like a “study ” or a consultants report or a marketing strategy are only as good as how well they are managed .
    You have to take this report and now build all the projects needed to get everything started and get people dedicated to carrying out the projects .
    It’s too bad that once again, the Municipalities were not given a fair hearing as they are the ones at the end of the day who are really facing our economy problems .
    I’m not holding my breath .

    PS | February 25, 2014 | Reply

  • Perhaps it’s just me,but it doesn’t appear that the current Premier is about to really get on board regarding the various (and very valid) observations and recommendations contained ib the IVANY report. This just might be due to the fact that establishing the commission was NOT his idea ..If that influences his attitude in any way at all ,it is to be hoped that he will come to realize that this is a time for Statesmanship before politics..

    bob mackenzie | February 22, 2014 | Reply

  • Ivany’s report is like a lot of these matters referred out to some sort of consultancy that is necessary for governments to look ‘active’ on issues, where the publicly anticipated response of the “civil servants or the courts” falls short “while the politicians hide in the weeds”.(And, we are now going to wait for another consultancy on education… .)
    Put yourself in our politicians’ shoes. They ‘get’ their policy direction from responsible citizens, or they have to wing it. So; help them out, as they devine their policy; which in case you’ve missed our’s; “it’s the economy, stupid”.
    As for our “attitude”, enterprise must be much more ‘collectively’ valued, because as fewer and fewer places of work continue to be the case, there can only be one outcome (the consultants would use the term “unsustainable”).

    Gordon a.... | February 22, 2014 | Reply

  • Where is the concrete examples of how Nova Scotia will improve its economic status. Is it not small business, i.e. 10 to 15 employees that make the economy grow not the call centers and other service “industries” the previous governments have wasted money supporting. Let’s encourage and support small entrepreneurs.

    Ron Gregor | February 21, 2014 | Reply